On entering the main hall of the museum, the first encounter is the collection of Floating Heads by Sophy Cave, which are illustrated in the images below.

The Main Halls

The organ and chandeliers in the main entrance hall

Above and below - a MkXXIV Spitfire hangs above stuffed animals and other exhibits.

The Glasgow Boys

Through the 1880s and 1890s a collective, which came to be known as the Glasgow Boys, was interpreting and expanding Impressionist and Post-impressionist painting. Their subject matter featured rural, prosaic scenes from in and around Glasgow. Kelvingrove houses the definitive collection of their works, some of which are shown below.

Thomas Millie Dow (1848-1919) The Hudson River (1884)

James Guthrie (18591930) Old Willie - The Village Worthy (1886)

George Henry (18581943) A Galloway Landscape (1889)

John Lavery (18561941) Anna Pavlova (1910)

Alexander Mann (1853-1908) By The Findhorn (1886)

Robert Macaulay Stevenson (18541952) Moonrise (1892-1900)

Scottish Colourists

The Scottish Colourists were a group of painters from Scotland whose post-impressionist work was not very highly regarded when it was first exhibited in the 1920s and 1930s due to its highly developed use of colour. It aimed to subvert the classical use of tone and texture in landscape painting. However in the late 20th Century it came to have a formative influence on contemporary Scottish art and culture.

Francis Cadell (18831937) Reflections (1915)

Francis Cadell (18831937) A lady in Black (1925)

Francis Cadell (18831937) Interior - The Orange Blind (1925)

John Duncan Fergusson (18741961) Estre - Hymn to the Sun (1924)

Other artists

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) Panel from the Ingram Street Tea Rooms - central panel of a tryptich (1900)

Marion Henderson Wilson (1869-1956) Tryptich (1905)

Gerald Brockhurst (18901978) Gillian (1935)

Gilbert Ledward (18881960) The Sunflower Garden Piece (1932)

George Logan (Foley Peacock Pottery) Tureen and Ladle (1903)