RED CLYDE ... "WE CAN MAKE GLASGOW A PETROGRAD, A REVOLUTIONARY STORM CENTRE SECOND TO NONE"

Panel Five

Paintings © Ken Currie, Reproduced courtesy of The People's Palace, Glasgow
Panel Five moves the focus into the twentieth century and features two key leaders and two important events in the development of socialism in Glasgow.

Why do you think oils were chosen for these paintings?

The artist worked by creating eight large-scale cartoons to work out the content for each panel and the ways in which sources of light would affect the characters and objects.

Working Sketch: Panel 5
What differences can you see between the early sketch and the finished panel?

Click on the panel to consider it further.

Go to Panel Six

Return to Introduction