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12 September 2019

Edinburgh Anne Redpath 'The Indian Rug (Red Slippers)' 1942


Anne Redpath (1895-1965) was at the ECA during WWI and then moved to France with her husband, the architect James Beattie Michie, in 1920 where she took a break from painting to raise their three sons. They moved back to Britain in the mid-1930s, leading increasingly separate lives. The 1940s was a period of intense productivity for Redpath; she moved back to Edinburgh and created Post Impressionist still lifes. Her  ‘The Indian Rug (Red Slippers)’, 1942, shows, for example, the influence of Matisse (the red stool and slippers here surely an homage to his 1908 masterpeiece  ‘The Red Room‘).

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