78 Derngate Archive

Textile design: purple triangles

9 Jul
David Walsh

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“.

Mackintosh’s textiles designs stylistically fall into two broad categories, the organic and the geometric, or else a combination of the two. Vivid geometric designs such as this had been anticipated in the detailing of the late Glasgow interiors, notably the Glasgow School of Art Library of 1909.

Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the period in Britain.

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Textile design: purple triangles
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper laid on cream paper 35.6 x 28.0
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