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Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals (Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Those overwhelmed by the bustle of the festival ought to visit this exhibition for something more peaceful. Unlike so many Fringe events this does not showcase new talent, but it is a chance to see something of historical interest. In this Church, built in 1885, there are several remarkable murals by the arts and crafts painter Phoebe Anna Traquair. The paintings reveal the transition in her work from a classical means of depicting religious subjects towards a less exalted modern style. These changes are clearly visible in differences between her murals on the arch and back of the church compared to those on the side walls. The paintings were made with delicate attention and sensitivity to anatomy, colour and form.

Mansfield Traquair Centre, Sun-Fri: 11.00-1.00pm, Closed Aug 9,11.
tw rating 4/5 | [Michael Black]