CHRIS FREMANTLE

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Posted in CF Writing by chrisfremantle on January 7, 2013
Cullen House 16th Century tempura painted ceiling (detail of Mercury) used by Fremantle

Cullen House 16th Century tempura painted ceiling (detail of Mercury)

I use this image (or an even smaller crop) , rather than a photograph of myself, when asked for one by websites.

It is the figure of Mercury from the Scottish Renaissance tempura painted ceiling in Cullen House, Aberdeenshire.  Sadly it was destroyed by fire in the late 80s.  If you are looking for more information on the Cullen House ceiling get hold of a copy of ‘Celestial Ceiling’, the publication of the On The Edge Research project.  The book documents the process of remaking the lost ceiling as a digital projection, and commissioning Robert Orchardson to make a new painted ceiling for the house.

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