Samuel John Peploe pink rose crochet brooch

Diameter 4.5cm

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Hand crocheted brooch inspired by Scottish artist, Samuel John Peploe’s painting Pink Roses, Chinese Vase, from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland. This brooch has been designed and made exclusively by Just Trade for the National Galleries of Scotland.

Each delicately crocheted brooch is hand-crafted by fair trade workers, from ethically sourced Peruvian cotton using traditional crochet techniques.

Perfect as a gift or for adding that finishing floral touch to your wardrobe.

This work was painted during a time when Peploe was experimenting with using areas of bright colour in his still life paintings. He felt that every plane was to be represented by a change of colour and selected material for his still lifes. In this work the outlines are bold - some are blue or dark red - to emphasise the objects and their relation to one another.

Samuel John Peploe is one of the group of four artists known as the 'Scottish Colourists'. Born in Edinburgh, he studied art in Paris and lived there from 1910 to 1912. It was through painting holidays in Northern France that he was introduced to the use of bold colour, inspired by the bright sunlight. He later experienced the same intensity of light while painting on the Scottish island of Iona. French painting proved to be a powerful influence for Peploe throughout his life.

Just Trade works in partnership with small fair-trade projects across the world. Combining traditional craft skills and materials with expert knowledge of contemporary jewellery and accessories, these projects offer life changing training, secure work opportunities and fairly paid employment for marginalised people.