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Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
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Baraka

by

Ian Robertson

Baraka
Baraka by Ian Robertson
Mixed media
1993
129x110 cm

Reg. Number: G1643

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Thank you to Ian Robertson for very generously gifting this artwork to the Art in Healthcare Collection.



Ian's playful symbolism, patterns and colour evoke a painterly language that requires the viewer to become familiarised with the painting in order to feel its rhythm and understand, potentially, their meaning. The intriguing title Baraka, which describes the beneficent spiritual force that flows through the physical and spiritual spheres - suggests a spiritual dimension to this painting. Combined with the warm colours and forms, such as the red sun, the ancient Greek vase and the sea shell, we could imagine that the inspiration for this painting came from the Mediterranean or the Middle East.

Ian Robertson was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He has lived and worked in Barcelona for two years and exhibited in Europe as well as throughout the UK.
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair