Renaissance decorative painting in Scotland
National Museums of Scotland Pub.
, 2003 - Art
- 286 pages
This stunning book reveals in depth the variety and development of decorative paintings in Scottish buildings of the 16th and 17th centuries, as important as any in Europe. Most have never before been seen in one place or described. The result of 10 years of research, Renaissance Decorative Painting in Scotland contains 100 examples from ceilings, moldings, plaster, stonework, walls, window embrasures, overmantels and vaulting--from the palaces of royalty to the castles of noblemen to modest burgess houses. The imagery ranges from religious and classical, to emblematic and grotesque pictures that are full of meaning, to the antique, to tromp I'oeil. The author has managed to catalogue all known examples and has also included valuable information on different types of painting, on materials and processes.