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Seraglio

© the artist. Photo credit: NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation)

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Ian Robertson’s work is heavily influenced by his travels in the mid-1980s to the eastern Mediterranean, including Turkey, Crete and Cypress. He became fascinated with the art of these antique cultures and the symbolic quality of their images. Islamic art, with its rhythmic abstract patterning and strong narrative content, also became an important influence. ‘Seraglio’, the title of this work, is the name for the sequestered living quarters used by the harem of a Sultan in the Ottoman Empire.

NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation)

Edinburgh


Date

1989

Medium

screenprint

Measurements

H 66 x W 81 cm

Accession number

165

Work type

Print


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NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation)

2–4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 3EG Scotland

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