Triptych by Alison Kinnaird

The artist is one of Britain's most accomplished and highly-regarded glass engravers.

Details

Medium:
Engraved glass
Dimensions:
25 x 89 x 4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,125 ( Total: £8,500)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Crafts Council Shop

The three parts of this Triptych represent Man, Woman and Child as Past, Present and Future. The composition uses glass as a medium of mystery, as a doorway and a mirror, as water, air and fire. It is an examination of the iconography of the icon. The museum's collection illustrates the skill of the glass engraver from the 17th to the 20th centuries. While Kinnaird's work fits into the classic tradition of highly-skilled and flawless cutting on lead glass, in her use of imagery she is one of the few contemporary engravers to extend its traditional form.

Provenance

The Artist.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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