Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Windows in the West Greetings Card£2.49
Dimensions 20.5 x 15.5cm
Includes white envelope
A stunning greetings card of the iconic 'Windows in the West' painting by Avril Paton. Share a small bit of Glasgow life with this card featuring of the iconic painting depicting tenement life. Presented with a matching white envelope, this reproduction is printed with exceptional detail and on high quality card. Blank inside and suitable for any occasion.
About the Original Artwork
1993 (48" x 60")
WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER
Owned by Glasgow Museums
'On January 11th 1993 at about 5:30pm, there came a sudden heavy blizzard. In ten minutes it was over and the view from the attic window at Athole Gardens overlooking Saltoun Street was transformed. The lilac pink sky, the lit windows, the clarity of whiteness where there had been darkness - it was magic. By morning all the snow had gone and the effect was never to be repeated during that winter.
This building is uncommon in that many of the occupants work at home, often beyond office hours. That factor combined with the goodly number of children, young persons and sociable adults living there, gives the place a very lively appearance, particularly on a winters evening before curtains are drawn and children sent to bed.'
- AVRIL PATON