Linlithgow will paint the town blue

Henri Matisses Blue Nude will be among the exhibits at the Burgh Halls
Henri Matisses Blue Nude will be among the exhibits at the Burgh Halls

Art lovers will flock to Linlithgow later this month after the Burgh Halls pulled off an exhibition coup.

They will be the envy of the art world as it welcomes a display of work by one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Henri Matisses Blue Nude will be among the exhibits at the Burgh Halls

Henri Matisses Blue Nude will be among the exhibits at the Burgh Halls

The Gallery will be filled with work from Henri Matisse, a French painter, sculptor and designer, who is celebrated for his vibrant works.

The exhibition, Matisse: Drawing with Scissors - Late Works 1950-1954, will open on July 22 and finish in October.

The free event will feature 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that Matisse produced in the final four years of his life, including many of his iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.

West Lothian’s Executive councillor for culture and leisure Dave King said: “We are delighted to welcome the Matisse exhibition to the Gallery at Linlithgow Burgh Halls.

“It’s a real coup for West Lothian to host the Hayward Touring exhibition by one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

“I’d encourage local residents to take the chance to catch the free exhibition on their doorstep.”

The Gallery is also hosting three special events to coincide with the exhibition.

Art lovers will be able to enjoy a tour, in addition to a paper cutting workshop and a drawing workshop.

Visit linlithgowburghhalls.co.uk for more information about the exhibition.