Art Walks: Glasgow
Diagram of an Object
Step 4 - Hunterian Art Gallery
To continue the walk, go back up to Kelvin Way via statues of Lister and Kelvin and along to University Avenue. After this walk up to the very brow of the hill and the Hunterian Gallery is to your right.
Just outside the Hunterian is this sculpture by Dhruva Mistry. Titled Diagram of an Object, the figures are so abstracted they almost look like one long limb, but on second glance it's clear that there is actually a depiction of a woman with a child on her knee. It definitely shows the influence of Picasso: have a look here and compare the way the bodies are portrayed:
The Hunterian has a wealth of works by our Modern Masters, many of them are works on paper - much more delicate than your average painting. Not all of the works are on display at the same time but you can make an appointment to see etchings, linocuts and prints by Picasso, Matisse and Dali. Have a look at Floridali-Lune, the hand-coloured etching by Dali from 1967. These are works done with incredible care and craftsmanship.
You can also have a look at the doors into the main gallery of the Hunterian, which were made by Eduardo Paolozzi, one of Scotland's most prolific artists. He was an early Pop artist and also heavily influenced by Dali and Surrealism.