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Muscial album cover artwork - Unused cover art for Fleetwood Mac's album Bare Trees
  • Unused cover art for Fleetwood Mac's album Bare Trees
    McVie, Christine, born 1943
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Unused cover art for Fleetwood Mac's album Bare Trees

  • Object:

    Muscial album cover artwork

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1970 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McVie, Christine, born 1943 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink, coloured pencil and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.985-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Unused artwork for the band Fleetwood Mac's album <i>Bare Trees,</i> drawn by Christine McVie, singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for the band, ca. 1971.

Christine McVie was a member of the band Fleetwood Mac for 28 years from 1970, when she joined after marrying the band's bassist, John McVie. She had already played keyboards, supplied backing vocals and artwork for the fourth album and on joining Fleetwood Mac, she would contribute to song writing as well. Her addition to the band changed its musical direction, leading from a blues style to a pop-orientated sound that would eventually produce the 40 million selling 1977 album Rumours. In 2006, American arts magazine Paste named McVie as the 83rd greatest living songwriter.

Physical description

Unused artwork for the band Fleetwood Mac's album Bare Trees, by Christine McVie, singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for the band, ca. 1971. The design shows a square inside which the words BARE TREES formed out of curving tree trunks and branches. Fairy-like creatures are nestled in the letters, which are coloured brown against a blue sky and green field. Around the main design are patches of watercolour and coloured pencil where the colours have been tried out.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca.1970 (drawn)

Artist/maker

McVie, Christine, born 1943 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink, coloured pencil and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

BARE TREES
On front side in ink and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 41.4 cm closed, Height: 25.5 cm open, Width: 58.6 cm, Height: 41.4 cm

Descriptive line

Unused artwork for the band Fleetwood Mac's album Bare Trees, by Christine McVie, singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for the band, ca. 1971

Materials

Ink; Coloured pencil; Watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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