Educational Resource by George Bain – ‘Spirals’
Groam House Museum

George Bain (1881 – 1968) was an artist and educator born in Scrabster in Caithness. Bain was captivated by intricate Pictish stones, early medieval illuminated manuscripts and ornate metalwork from Britain and Ireland. He made details drawings of the designs and created an instruction method to help others to recreate them through a series of simple steps.

One of the earliest dated examples of George Bain’s instructional work, this intricate drawing details the different stages of drawing Celtic-inspired spirals. Although complex, the process is broken down into stages, demonstrating the different starting and finishing points that can be used to create a range of spirals.

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Date: 1935
Materials : Ink on Paper
Size : 25cm x 32cm

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