Phoebe Anna Traquair 1852-1936

ISBN: 1903278651
Artist(s): Phoebe Anna Traquair
Author(s): Elizabeth Cumming
Format: Paperback with flaps
Year published: 2005
Publisher: Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland
Publisher Location: Edinburgh
Total Pages: 95
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in black and white and colour


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Phoebe Anna Traquair was a unique figure in British culture. THe first significant professional woman artist in modern Scotland, she was also a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. A free spirit, Traquair celebrated life through image, colour and texture, taking her inspiration from Renaissance painting, the art and poetry of Blake and the music of Wagner. She produced a huge body of work, from vast, breathtaking mural decorations and sencual embroideries to exquisite illuminated manuscripts and enamels. Using her own words and those of friends and contemporaries, this beautifully illustrated book sheds new light on the ambitions of late Victorian and Edwardian culture.


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