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Rachael Cloughton picks out some of the best visual art in the festival’s first week Jac Leirner
BEYOND CARAVAGGIO This blockbuster exhibition explores the influence of the notorious Old Master Caravaggio on generations of painters across western Europe. Includes work by Jusepe de Ribera and Artemisia Gentileschi. See review, page 127. Scottish National Gallery, until 24 Sep, £12 (£10).
JAC LEIRNER Everyday objects like cigarette butts and papers collected by Leirner from as far back as the 1980s are transformed into beautiful sculptures and installations. This solo exhibition by the major Brazilian artist has been, quite literally, years in the making. See review, page 127. The Fruitmarket Gallery, until 22 Oct, free.
BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE AND
THE JACOBITES A PERFECT CHEMISTRY:
The National Museum has taken on this complex, turbulent and heavily romanticised period of Scottish history, promising to tell ‘the real story’. See review, page 127. National Museum of Scotland, until 12 Nov, £10 (£8).
PHOTOGRAPHS BY HILL AND ADAMSON
Discover some of the world’s earliest photographs, taken by Edinburgh’s own David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson in the 19th century. See
feature, page 125. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, until 1 Oct, £10 (£8).
TRUE TO LIFE: BRITISH REALIST PAINTING IN THE 1920S AND
More than 80 scrupulously detailed paintings by a largely forgotten generation of British artists working between the two World Wars. See review, page 127. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, until 29 Oct, £10 (£8).
4 to 27 August 2017 (cid:149) open daily Fringe venue 205, White Stuff 89 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES
Shop design-led, handmade objects from 33 Scottish- based makers. Get hands on with our inspirational new maker-led workshops: book through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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