Catching the Train Into History in Glasgow, Scotland
Its power comes as a surprise, this small painting of a train station filled with the light of evening. You’ve walked through Glasgow’s bustling West End, made your way past hundreds of artifacts and pieces of art inside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. In the Scottish art area, you've read about how the group called the Glasgow Boys put the ideas of French impressionists to work on Scottish landscapes. All that noise and color and knowledge fade, though, as painter William Kennedy takes you into a world of falling dusk, homecoming travelers, and gas lights just coming on at Stirling Station more than a century ago.