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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.
H 66 x W 81 cm