Awesome Exhibit of Celtic Art
Do you love Celtic art? Then this is the show for you! Our supported charity, The National Galleries of Scotland, recently opened a fascinating new exhibition, George Bain: Master of Celtic Art. The exhibit features the work of George Bain (1881-1968), the Scottish artist often referred to as the “father of modern Celtic design.”
Celtic patterns and themes have become hugely popular worldwide, with examples of the intricate knots and stylised images appearing in everything from textiles to tattoos. George Bain is one of the main drivers of the revival of Celtic art in the 20th century.
Born in Scrabster, in the northeast of Scotland, Bain devoted much of his life to studying the complex techniques adopted by Picts and Celts, who produced intricate designs on rural stones, sophisticated metalwork and jewellery, and medieval illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells.
Demonstrating Bain’s great versatility, the Master of Celtic Art exhibit features a selection of some 55 items, including watercolours, drawings, sculptures and jewellery, as well as archival material and objects made to Bain’s designs. Much of the material has never have been on public display before.
George Bain: Master Celtic Art will run until 13 February 2012.