IT06 - John Bellany
Stitcher: Margaret Bellany, plus neice Narina (Barga)
John Bellany (1942-2013) was a renowned contemporary
artist who was born in Port Seton, East Lothian. He frequently painted people
and scenes from the coastal communities he know so well. Later in his life,
having achieved an international reputation, he moved to Barga in Tuscany where
the landscape seems to have inspired a brighter mood in some of his work.
Bellany’s move to Barga encouraged the development of twinning links with the
area where he grew up, which has led to a strong and proactive mutual
relationship developing. John Bellany’s paintings can be found in public
collections around the world.
IT06 Iain Bellany
B’ e neach-ealain co-aimsireil cliùiteach a bh’ ann an Iain Bellany (1942–2013) a rugadh ann am Port Seton ann an Lodainn an Ear. Bhiodh e gu tric a’ peantadh dhaoine agus sheallaidhean bho choimhearsnachdan na h-oirthir air an robh e cho eòlach. Nas fhaide air adhart na bheatha, an dèidh dha cliù eadar-nàiseanta a ruighinn, ghluais e gu Barga ann an Tuscanaidh far a bheil coltas gun do phiobraich an cruth-tìre faireachdainn nas soilleire na obair. Bhrosnaich gluasad Bellany gu Barga leasachadh air ceanglaichean càraideach leis an sgìre anns na dh’fhàs e suas, a tha air leantainn air adhart gu fàs ann an càirdeas a tha làidir agus for-ghnìomhach. Lorgar deilbh pheantaidh Iain Bellany ann an cruinneachaidhean poblach air feadh an t-saoghail.