Modern Two, Edinburgh – True to Life Exhibition

A few weeks ago we visited the True to Life art exhibition at Modern Two in Edinburgh. It’s realist art from the 1920 and 30s. We went to the preview evening but that was so packed out we could hardly see the artworks so another visit was needed. Below are just a few of the paintings that I particularly liked.

Hiking by James Walker Tucker. It reminds me of the ‘scraps’ I used to collect as a schoolgirl. I wonder what happened to them.

Hiking by James Walker Tucker

Still Life by Edward Baird. I have a jug exactly the same as the one in this painting. It’s a Scottish pottery jug about 130 years old and was used for beer or wine.

Still Life by Edward Baird

This is James Bateman’s Haytime in the Cotswolds.

Haytime in the Cotswolds

Blackpool by Fortunino Mataria. This was used as a railway poster. Blackpool was always a popular destination for Scottish holidaymakers.

Blackpool by Fortunino Mataria

6 thoughts on “Modern Two, Edinburgh – True to Life Exhibition

    • Joan,
      That bottom one of the farm is quite historic really as it shows them using tools that were used then, but they hadn’t really changed much since medieval times.

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