The unmissable Jack

Jack Vettriano ticket at Kelvingrove in GlasgowThere are some things that simply look better in person. Jack Vettriano’s magnificent works of art are certainly one of them.

You just don’t see them –  you breathe them in, truly experiencing  each captivating scene.  So if you can get yourself to the Kelvingrove before the 23 February, do.

This prolific artist often divides people’s opinion.  Adore him or loathe him, there is no denying that his artistry is worth seeing in person.

Face-to-face with the butler

Admiring acclaimed works like the ‘Singing Butler’ is nothing short of mesmerising. Her red dress burst off the canvas and contrasting colours and textures intoxicate my mind. And I’m certain I detect a gust of wind sweep by from the blustery scene.

It’s also nice to discover Mr Vettriano’s other more recent, but equally magnificent, ‘Scorched’  of a sun-drenched sultry bather.  Room after room after room  continues to enthrall and enthuse.  How many beautiful paintings can one man paint?  Many.

Colour your memories beautiful

Jack Vettranio wall at Kelvingrove in GlasgowDiscovering some of his sources of inspiration  – from Scarlet O’Hara, to David Bowie and Leonard Cohen – gives particular insight into his life, loves and work.

And though I can’t take any pictures, my memories are now vividly coloured with hypnotic scenery.

A tip – book your tickets in advance to skip the queue.  Or if like us you didn’t think ahead, do stick around for 20 minutes wait – it is worth every second.

– T

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One response to “The unmissable Jack

  1. Totally agree. I was mesmerised by his more “sultry” works which I had no idea existed such is the ubiquity of the “singing butler”. I blogged about the creative writing workshop which was run in conjunction with the exhibition as I was blown away learning more about the inspiration behind the art and was suitably intrigued by the mystique surrounding the man himself. Loved the videos in the show too and, seeing your pic, that each day the ticket stubs show a different work x

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