Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Pictavia Brechin Angus

Pictavia Brechin Angus
Pictavia tells the story of Scotlands Ancient Pictish People in an attractive Countryside Park.
See the Art of the Picts, hear and see sounds of the battle of Dunnichen AD 685 where the Picts defeated the Northumbrians. See Pictish standing stones and jewellery.
Pictavia is located off the A90 at Brechin. Tel 01356 626 241.
The Picts, ancient inhabitants of northern and central Scotland, flourished between the seventh and ninth centuries to produce some astonishingly beautiful art. They turned their sophisticated craftsmanship, which featured a love of intricate patterns, to decorative metalwork items of personal adornment, such as brooches, hairpins, and necklaces, in silver, enamel, and bronze. In addition, their sculpture encompassed carvings of animals, birds, and plants interwoven with abstract motifs on stone sarcophagi and crosses. This excellent book, by George Henderson and Isabel Henderson, provides a thorough and scholarly history of the Pictish contribution to Insular art, details the influence of the Picts on their Irish and Scandinavian neighbours, and further explores the relationship of Pictish symbolism with that used in contemporary manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. With more than three hundred illustrations, the book will be of lasting interest to art historians, archaeologists, and the general reader
Art of the Picts
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