The Künstlerpaar

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One of the enticing things about the work of Margaret Macdonald and Charles Rennie Mackintosh is the intimate creative partnership they shared. Their friend Muthesius called them the Künstlerpaar – the ‘art couple’. It’s part of what attracted me to their work, and I’ve written and talked about it for, gosh, over 15 years now. For Valentine’s Day, here a selection of things to swoon over…

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, 
The Heart of the Rose, ca. 1902. Painted plaster panel, 96.8 x 94 cm. The Glasgow School of Art. 

First, here is a talk I did a year ago for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society on artistic couples.

A post on the May Queen and the Wassail.

More on my favourite, Willowood.

And picking apart the rumoured love triangle between Mackintosh, Macdonald, and Jessie Keppie.

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