Archibald Geikie and landscape painting

John Coull Morrison

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Archibald Geikie was interested in art and produced some 700 images in various media. Geikie’s drawings and watercolours evolved in relation to the tradition of links between geology and fine art. That tradition is important in considering Geikie’s visual output. His work in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, in England and in France both related to that tradition and responded to differing visual codes of representation in these locations at the time Geikie worked. Specifically Geikie utilised a Romantic aesthetic while painting in the Scottish Highlands and adopted a more realist approach in the Lowlands. In France and in England his visual language can be related to well-established contemporary modes of expression.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAspects of the Life and Works of Archibald Geikie
EditorsJ. Betterton, J. Craig, J. R. Mendum, R. Neller, J. Tanner
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherGeological Society of London
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameGeological Society Special Publications
PublisherGeological Society of London
ISSN (Print)0305-8719
ISSN (Electronic)2041-4927


  • Geikie
  • Scotland
  • 19th century painting


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