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Thursday, 2 August 2007

The Quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The Quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh. "Art is the flower. Life is the green leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing." Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Seemliness-lecture, 1902. Dr John Cairney considers the complex man behind the facade that was Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect and artist. Though recognised even in his own day as a genius, he was by no means a pre-Raphaelite plaster cast saint of high morals and mystic vision. He was a flesh and blood charmer, who attracted women as much as he irritated men, enjoyed a drink to a sometimes excessive degree and was known for his explosive temper and black moods. He was all artist, but all man, with the advantages and disadvantages of both. The Quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Best Scottish Hotels and Best Scottish Tours.

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