Thanks to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Sadly, The Glasgow School of Art suffered a fire yesterday. It is an iconic work by the famous Scottish architect/artist/designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a personal favorite of mine. The most recent updates say that the firefighters were able to save much of the building and its contents which is very good news. Mackintosh is best known for his unique take on the Art Nouveau tradition which was reflected in all of his work and gave it a very beautiful, flowing style. The Glasgow School of Art is often cited as one of the most important buildings in modern architecture.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

On the Water

Although the title seems to indicate that this work was done in Venice, Italy, it tongue-in-cheek, because it was actually done in Suffolk England, the city of Walberswick, to be exact. Mackintosh who was working primarily as an architect, took-up watercolor (an earlier pursuit) when commissions slowed.