Getting Up

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David Foggie
Born Dundee, 1878-1948

Getting Up, 1911

Presented 1936 by Miss R S Reid
Museum number 3-1936

This charming watercolour illustrates John Duncan's comments that "Mr Foggie does not dress his figures in bygone modes, nor rely on mythologies or poetic associations, but is satisfied to render his folk as they are, and as he sees them, believing that they are wonderful enough and beautiful enough for the purposes of the highest art. But this does not entail a merely objective... realism; he aims, as all modern artists aim, at simplification and elimination of all that is indifferent or insignificant to liberate the aesthetic and human elements."

Getting Up
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