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Isolation in Scottish Art: Craigie Aitchison

By Susan Mansfield, 01.06.2020
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Craigie Aitchison, Crucifixion, 1993. © The Artist's Estate. All Rights Reserved 2019/Bridgeman Images

In the latest essay in our ‘Isolation in Scottish Art’ series, Susan Mansfield reflects on the enduring simplicity of Craigie Aitchison’s painting.


Postcards from the Front

By Greg Thomas, 28.05.2020
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Ian Hamilton Finlay. For the Temples of the Greeks, 1995 © The Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay.

The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation’s new acquisition of posters and postcards by Ian Hamilton Finlay offers a window into the oeuvre of an artist forever at war, says Greg Thomas.


Lockdown Style Inspiration

By Alice Strang, 26.05.2020
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John Purvis (1885-1961), The Parasol and Pierrot, 1922 © The Artist’s Estate.

With clothes shops currently still closed, curator Alice Strang turns her eye for fashion to our collection, to provide style inspiration for when we can ditch our stay-at-home clothes and dress up again.


My Favourite Scottish Work of Art: Michael Portillo

By Michael Portillo, 21.05.2020
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Samuel John Peploe, Self Portrait, c. 1910. Courtesy Fife Cultural Trust (Kirkcaldy Galleries) on behalf of Fife Council.

For the second in our series on Favourite Scottish Works of Art, British broadcaster and former politician Michael Portillo reminisces on his grandfathers collection of art, who had a particular passion for the Scottish Colourist S. J. Peploe.


Artist Interview: Ilana Halperin

By Crystal Bennes, 20.05.2020
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Ilana Halperin, My conglomerate family, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Patricia Fleming, Glasgow 2020.

In February this year Scottish Art News caught up with Glasgow-based artist llana Halperin as she prepared for two important solo exhibitions at Patricia Fleming Gallery and Mount Stuart.



Isolation in Scottish Art: Joan Eardley

By Susan Mansfield, 18.05.2020
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Joan Eardley, Winter Sea III, 1959. Ⓒ Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019.

In the second essay in this series, Susan Mansfield reflects on the different kinds of isolation Joan Eardley encountered in the communities of Catterline and Townhead, and how it propelled her practice.