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Sophie Coryndon, Primavera, UK, 2017

Origin England
Period New
Dimensions
W. 96 in; H. 48 in;
W. 243.84 cm; H. 121.92 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 2017
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Sophie Coryndon’s Primavera, a large triptych measuring 48 x 96 inches, takes its inspiration from 16 century tapestries and intricate gold-work embroidery. This magnificent piece details a swathe of wildflowers and is adorned with hand-tooled flowers that are cast and gilded in yellow gold and white gold before being worked into their final composition on a smoked gesso background.

Coryndon’s work is inspired by elements of the natural world and rooted in historical aesthetics ranging from renaissance tapestry to the influential Bloomsbury group. Croydon works and lives in the same area as the Bloomsbury Group at South Downs National Park, thus continuing the spirit of the quiet revolution against tradition in favor of natural sustainability. Imaginative and innovative, Coryndon has forged a successful career of combining traditional craft skills and specialist finishing techniques in a fine art realm. Often material and process driven, employing multiple disciplines such as bronze casting, painting, embroidery and sculpture, her work has found a large audience with collectors and designers internationally.

Coryndon spent her formative years working alongside her father at the legendary Coryndon Cabinet Makers. Like the Omega artists who came out of the Bloomsberry group and also rebelled against the plainness of mass produced consumer goods, Coryndon took the traditional applications of her royal cabinetmaker father and expanded them through experimental processes that push the possibilities between decorative and fine art.
Styles / Movements Contemporary
Incollect Reference Number 190497
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