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Phoebe Anna Traquair : 1852-1936

Author: Elizabeth Cumming; National Galleries of Scotland.; National Museums of Scotland.
Publisher: Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland in association with the National Museums of Scotland, 2005.
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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 fee spirit, Traquair celebrated life through image, color 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cumming, Elizabeth.
Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland in association with the National Museums of Scotland, 2005
(OCoLC)744551956
Named Person: Phoebe Anna Traquair; Phoebe Anna Traquair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cumming; National Galleries of Scotland.; National Museums of Scotland.
ISBN: 1903278651 9781903278659 1901663981 9781901663983
OCLC Number: 57639717
Description: 95 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Art and life --
Music and poetry --
Innocence and experience --
Arts and crafts.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cumming.

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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 fee spirit, Traquair celebrated life through image, color 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 sensual 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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