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Charles Rennie Mackintosh ~ Biography I

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh

(1868-1928)

Artist

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect, decorator and painter.

Whilst apprenticed to the architect John Hutchinson, he began attending evening classes in architecture at Glasgow School of Art, where he won many prizes and a travelling scholarship to Italy, France and Belgium. On his return to Glasgow, he met the two sisters Frances and Margaret MacDonald, and together with Herbert MacNair, they formed the Glasgow Four group. The group created a specifically Scottish variant of European Art Nouveau.

In 1904 he became a partner in the firm of Honeyman and Keppie, and that same year saw the opening of the Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow, for which he had designed furnishings and fittings. One of Mackintosh's most famous buildings is the Glasgow School of Art.

Aside from his enormous and very distinctive influence as an architect and designer, he also painted in water-colour, with great precision and sensitivity, in Suffolk and the South of France.

He died in 1928.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh ~ Biography II

This extremely versatile Scottish artist played a prominent role in the Arts and Crafts movement in Great Britain and his name became synonymous with the independent Northern European version of Art Nouveau.

Mackintosh can be interpreted as a decorative orientated architect who drew his inspiration from symbolism and the art of fine Japanese drawing. During his relatively short working life he developed his very own linear-decorative style with a recognisable use of colours. It was these elements in particular that made his interior designs become world famous and unforgettable. Like no one else, he combined a strict architectural theory of shapes with a playful lyricism which goes back to the Pre-Raphaelites and Celtic ornamentation.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh ~ Biography III

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is established in the Scottish iconography as an architect of originality, a designer of genius and a painter of exceptional quality.

He is, however, an enigma as a man. This Victorian Glaswegian made his way through the art scene at the end of the nineteenth century to become a famous figure in his own time and a legend today. A prophet is not without honour save in his own country, and this was certainly true of Mackintosh who managed to annoy, offend and enrage the architectural establishment of his day to an extent that he turned his back on his own city and went willingly into exile to England, and finally to France.

In all of this, he was unfailingly supported by a fellow-artist and co-worker, Margaret Macdonald. They were often a test to each other, but each protected the others vulnerability. Their love story through challenging times is one of the great sagas of art history.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh ~ Gallery

Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Rhododendron
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Rhododendron
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Wild Pansy
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Rhododendron
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Port Vendres, la Ville
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Rhododendron
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Orvieto Cathedral, a Sheet of Studies of Mosaic Bands, 1891
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Orvieto Cathedral, a Sheet of Studies of Mosaic Bands, 1891
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Conversazione Programme, Designed for the Glasgow Architectural Association, 1894
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Conversazione Programme, Designed for the Glasgow Architectural Association, 1894
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Design for a Music Room with Panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh 1901
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Design for a Music Room with Panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, 1901
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Pinks
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Pinks
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Design for Clock Face, 1917
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Design for Clock Face, 1917
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Willow Tea Rooms a Glasgow, 1917
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
The Willow Tea Rooms a Glasgow, 1917
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Village of la Llagonne
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The Village of la Llagonne
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Palermo, Campanile Martorana, 1891
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Palermo, Campanile Martorana, 1891
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Rome, Arch of Titus, 1891
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Rome, Arch of Titus, 1891
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Florence, San Miniato, Studies of Decorative Ceiling Panels, 1891
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Florence, San Miniato, Studies of Decorative Ceiling Panels, 1891
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Certosa di Pavia, Study of a Jesuit Altar, 1891
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Certosa di Pavia, Study of a Jesuit Altar, 1891
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About Parastone

First things first: there are no better Charles Rennie Mackintosh sculptures/figures than these Parastone figures anywhere. The attention to detail & the 3d effect breathes new life in the work of the masters. Some of them, especially the colours and details, are astonishing.

Parastone was originally part of the famous Borzo art dealership which was founded in 1880 and it primarily specialised in restoring religious art. When, alongside the latter activity, an increasing number of sculptures were produced after own designs, it was decided – in 1963 – to found Parastone as an independent company.

For over 50 years now, Parastone has successfully designed decorative sculptures, partly of timeless classic beauty, partly aligned with current trends. The museum images entitled Mouseion constitute an important part of the collection. Alongside exact copies of important works of art, Mouseion also consists of three-dimensional interpretations of paintings and sketches by many artists ranging from Jheronimus Bosch to Salvador Dali. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is somewhere in the middle of those two masters.

Parastone is located in ’s-Hertogenbosch, a historic city in the Netherlands and the birthplace of famous Medieval painter Jheronimus Bosch.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Parastone: what a magical combination.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh ~ Sculpture Figurines

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH
The Heart of the Rose

Charles Rennie Mackintosh The Heart of the Rose Parastone Sculpture

Sculpture

Superb. Figure derived from the beautiful panel The Rose Boudoir in 1902.

Medium: Collectible quality resin
Details: Hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
Dimensions: h. 15 cm
Condition: New in box
Date of Creation: 1990-Now
Origin: Europe
Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

The Heart of the Rose (1901)
Together with his wife Margaret, Mackintosch designed this beautiful panel for The Rose Boudoir, a fully decorated room designed especially for the international exhibition of modern decorative art in Turin which took place in 1902.

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As of 2014, I've sold out of these and they look as though they are no longer made. The only place I have found any is on the Germany site of amazon (amazon.de) and a direct link to their Mackintosh Parastone Sculptures is here.

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CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH
The Wassail

Charles Rennie Mackintosh The Wassail Parastone Sculpture

Sculpture

Superb. Figure derived from the panels to decorate the famous Ingram Street Tea Rooms in Glasgow in 1900.

Medium: Collectible quality resin
Details: Hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
Dimensions: h. 18.5 cm
Condition: New in box
Date of Creation: 1990-Now
Origin: Europe
Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

The Wassail (1900)
Together with his wife Margaret, Mackintosh designed two large plastered panels to decorate the famous Ingram Street Tea Rooms in Glasgow. It was an assignment from the light-hearted businesswoman Kate Cranson, whose Glasgow Tea-rooms became world famous for their advanced architecture and interior design. The title The Wassail refers to a banquet traditionally held at Halloween following the end of the harvest seas

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As of 2014, I've sold out of these and they look as though they are no longer made. The only place I have found any is on the Germany site of amazon (amazon.de) and a direct link to their Mackintosh Parastone Sculptures is here.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh ~ Beautiful Canvas Prints

Charles Rennie Mackintosh A Hill Town Southern France Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
A Hill Town Southern France
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Autumn Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Autumn
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Glasgow Institute Fine Art Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Glasgow Institute Fine Art
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Harvest Moon Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Harvest Moon
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh In Fairyland Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
In Fairyland
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Institute Fine Arts Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Institute Fine Arts
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Japanese Witch Hazel Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Japanese Witch Hazel
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Mural Cranstons Tearoom Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Mural Cranstons Tearoom
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Orvieto Cathedral Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Orvieto Cathedral
Cotton Canvas Print

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Scottish Musical Print
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Scottish Musical
Cotton Canvas Print

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