Often the term 'Celtic Art' evokes, first and foremost, the intricate and detailed knotwork designs, geometric patterns and entwined zoomorphic shapes derived from the Early Medieval Art of Britain and Ireland, expressed partly in the illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. In art history this type of artwork is classified as 'insular art.' An earlier form of artwork, that later influenced the Art Nouveau movement, was the La Tene culture, and 'Brentford' is based on an artefact from this beautiful period of artistic achievement.
|The Wandsworth Shield Boss:Wikimedia|
|Late La Tene Style: British bronze mirror Wikimedia|
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