THE DECORATIVE WORLD OF CELTIC ART has a wealth of Celtic knots, beasts and other designs suitable for colourists of all ages.
Celtic Art is a heritage of outstanding beauty celebrating the colourful imagination of a people dedicated to their art:
Now you to can use your imagination to rediscover for yourself the decorative world of the celts with many of th epictures Ideal for patterns and many arts.
With images from the Harley manuscript,Aberlemno Pictish stone in Scotland and a range of other sources that can lead you to the historical background of the image.,this book
36pp Illus. Soft cover 297mm X 210mm (A4)
From the book
THE WORD "CELTIC" CAN STAND FOR A GREAT NUMBER OF DIFFERENT THINGS,BUT WHEN USED IN DECORATIVE TERMS IT REFERS TO THE GREAT FLOWERING OF INTERLACING ART FORMS USED BY THE CELTIC PEOPLE TO EMBELLISH A DIVERSE RANGE OF ARTIFACTS.
THESE CELTIC CRAFTSMEN OR CELTS WERE A PEOPLE WHO OCCUPIED A LARGE PART OF IRON AGE EUROPE. THE CELTS WERE COMPOSED OF NUMEROUS TRIBES AND KINGDOMS WHO SHARED A COMMON CULTURE THAT CAN BE TRACED BACK AS FAR AS 1200 BC.
BECAUSE SO MUCH CELTIC ART HAS SURVIVED, USUALLY IN THE FORM OF HIGHLY PICTORIAL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, FINE GOLD JEWELLRY AND MIGHTY STONE HIGH CROSSES, WE CAN BUILD UP A FAIRLY ACCURATE PICTURE OF A CIVILISATION
WHO POSSESSED A MATERIAL CULTURE OF A HIGH DEGREE WHICH IS MOST BEAUTIFULLY CHARACTERISED BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ART STYLE.
TECHNICALLY AND ARTISTICALLY THE CELTIC CRAFTSMEN EXCELLED AT THIS NEW ARTFORM, THEY UNDERSTOOD WELL JUST HOW TO ORNAMENT THE ITEMS THEY MADE.
WHETHER PURELY FOR DOMESTIC USE SUCH AS COLLARS AND BROOCHES OR MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR PRECIOUS WORK OF A RELIGIOUS NATURE, OF WHICH THE BOOK OF KELLS
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 06 August, 2008.