Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Glasgow School of Art's Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Tragic news from yesterday: the Glasgow School of Art's Charles Rennie Mackintosh caught fire. The fire started in the basement, where students worked on their end-of-year project (apparently, a projector started the fire) and the flames leaped to the upper floors. The fire services arrived immediately but had to fight the blaze until late in the day.

Major newspapers and news channels reported the dramatic incident: The BBC, The Independent, and the Evening Times for instance.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, born in Glasgow (Scotland), was a major figure of the Art Nouveau mouvement. This building is representative of his art and unique.

I had the chance to visit the School of Art building a year ago, when I went to Glasgow with my family. Below are the pictures I took then.

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