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Arts & Crafts: 1880 to the Turn of the Century | Masterpieces of Art

Posted by Matt Knight

Continuing on from our last post, today's article looks at the changes in the Arts and Crafts movement between 1800 right up to the turn of the century. Need to catch up? Click here for part 1. 

By the 1880s the enthusiasm for the Gothic Revival as a decorative style was waning but its ethos was very much alive. The notion of hand-crafted products became a point of focus for a more humane society that eschewed factory mass production as a social evil. 

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Topics: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Arts and Crafts, Masterpieces of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Looking Towards the Future

Posted by Catherine Taylor

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an artist in the 19th century. More than this, he was a multi-talented artist-craftsman: painter, architect, furniture designer; the list goes on and on. His art was incredibly influential, and a lot of the motifs, patterns and principles of his work are still popular with today's audience and artists. 

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Topics: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, art deco, Masterpieces of Art

Art of Fine Gifts: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Posted by Matt Knight

After the recent drama concerning a fire at the famous Mackintosh designed Glasgow School of Art we thought it would be a good time to look back at what has made the Scottish artist so iconic. Known as an architect, artist and designer, the Scotsman is often associated with the Art Nouveau movement. 

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Topics: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, art nouveau

Art Nouveau Artists: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Posted by Emma Chafer
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Topics: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, art nouveau

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