Strachan Murals

The murals which decorate the walls and ceiling of the Music Hall were painted by Aberdeen artist Robert Douglas Strachan over eight to ten years starting in 1899. The images are of Apollo and his Muses, and various episodes of the myth of Orpheus and Euridice. They were painted on canvas in his studio before being glued to the plaster walls, the style shows him emerging from the European Art Nouveau movement, and associating with the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, or ‘Total Works of Art’ and remind us of the close links between Scottish art at the Continent.

Aberdeen Performing Arts


April 2016