Charles Rennie Mackintosh won the competition to design the Glasgow School of Art. The building has an eclectic unity with the influence of the Scottish baronial architecture with art nouveau motifs, which are floral and geometric motifs. The interior of the building was designed in collaboration with Margaret Macdonald. You will see the art nouveau decorated with floral and geometric colored equipped with lighting, carpets, and beautiful furniture.
Glasgow School of Art, founded in 1845 as the Glasgow School of Design, and changed its name to The Glasgow School of Art in 1853. Initially, the School of Art is located at 12 Ingram Street, but in 1869 moved to the McLellan Galleries. In 1897, built a new building on Renfrew Street. The building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, chosen by the school’s director, Francis Newbery.
When visiting the Glasgow School of Art, you’ll look at the history of art in Glasgow. This school has produced the most prominent contemporary artists in Scotland. The Art school is divided into three academic subjects namely Mackintosh School of Architecture, School of Design and the School of Fine Art, each with its own academic programs and research centers. In addition to the three academic subjects, there are also Digital Design Studio, which has a program in 3D visualization and interaction, Forum for Critical Inquiry, which provides a variety of studio learning, teaching and research, and the Graduate School.
Meanwhile, The Mackintosh Building is the main part of the campus. The building has space for the department of Fine Art, painting studio and office administrative staff. The Mackintosh Gallery is also known as the Mackintosh Museum is part of the Mackintosh building are open to the general public.
The Glasgow School of Art is host to a number of profile research project, which is funded primarily by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Economic and Social Research. You can walk from the city of Glasgow to The Glasgow School of Art to travel more than 10 minutes.