Hand crocheted brooch inspired by Scottish artist, Samuel John Peploe painting Tulips - The Blue Jug, 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.
After about 1910 Peploe turned away from portraiture and figure painting in favour of still-lifes and landscapes. With his still life paintings, he generally painted the same motifs - flowers, fruit, fans and crockery - arranged in different combinations. He brought an almost geometric structure to his compositions and introduced bright, acid colours.
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.
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