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Chagall at the Circus

By Greg Thomas, 25.01.2021
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Marc Chagall (1887-1985), L’Écuyère (The Horse Rider), 1949-1953. From the collection of Andrew Stirling and Simonetta Stirling-Zanda, both of whom had great fondness for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland 2020. © Estate of Marc Chagall. All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2020.

The National Galleries of Scotland’s new acquisition, Marc Chagall’s L’Écuyère (The Horse Rider), (1949-53), is the first of the artist’s works to be acquired by a public collection in Scotland. As Greg Thomas notes, the painting expresses the artist’s lifelong fascination with the circus

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GIVE BIRTH TO ME TOMORROW

By Gemma Batchelor, 22.01.2021
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LUX AMIF 2021 Curators, Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf. Photo credit Matthew A. Williams.

Lux Scotland’s annual Artists’ Moving Image Festival opens

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Room to Roam

By Neil Cooper, 19.01.2021
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Clemens Wilhelm, Weeping Willow Tree, 2019-2020. Courtesy of Deveron Projects.

25 years after founding Deveron Projects, Director Claudia Zeiske is passing the baton to Natalia Palombo. Neil Cooper takes a look at the past, present and possible futures of the Huntly-based experiment where art meets life in a place where ‘the town is the venue’

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My Favourite Scottish Work of Art: Sam Ainsley

By Sam Ainsley, 14.01.2021
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J D Fergusson, Les Eus, 1910. © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

For the first favourite of 2021, the artist and remarkable teacher Sam Ainsley has selected two artworks, one of the past and one of the present. Here we look at the first

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E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas

By Susan Mansfield, 13.01.2021
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Installation view of 'E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas', City Art Centre, Edinburgh.

Retrospective exhibition at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre reveals the important and often problematic role of photography in the artist’s practice

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Our Top Picks for 2021

11.01.2021
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Blair McLaughlin, A Bullet Never Lies, It always Tells the Truth, 260x160cm, Oil on Canvas, 2020. © the Artist.

A selection of upcoming exhibitions that give us something to look forward to and be hopeful about as we move into 2021

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