of political/social comment. Three of the group. Kim Sorcn Larsen (photographer/painter). Tim Anderson (painter) and Peter Hurley (painter). have been invited to show at the 369.

Northern Horizons: New Art From Norway Until 30 Sept. Norweigan painters. Kjell Torriset. Hanne Borchgrevink and Bjorn-Sigurd Tufta and sculptor. Kjell Erik Killi Olsen have been selected to illustrate the direction of modern Norwegian art as the first part ofan exchange exhibition with the 369. Kjell Torriset will also become the first artist in residence at the 369 in Aug.

I WINE EMPORIUM 7 Devon Place.346 1113. Mon--Fri 12.30--5.30pm. Sat 10.30--5.30pm.

OitThe Beaten Tracit Sat 12 Aug-~Sal 2 Sept. An exhibition of paintings by young Canadian artists. See Collective Gallery.


I ANDREW GRANT GALLERY Edinburgh College of Art. 2 Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon--Sat 10--5pm. Paintings by Five Colourists oi the 30s Wed 16 Aug--Sat 2 Sept. William Hardy presents work by Majel Davidson.John McNairn. Alexander Graham Monro RSW and Edward Overton-Jones. There is also a retrospective exhibition of Donald MacKenzie‘s etchings. I ARTIS 26 Gayfield Square. 556 7546. Mon--Fri by appointment. Permanent Collection Open throughout the Festival. A selection of contemporary Scottish art. I DOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon--Sat 10am--6pm. Cadelltb Eardley Fri 11 Aug--Fri 1 Sept. Covering similar ground to the Gallery of Modern Art. though on a much smaller scale. this exhibition of Scottish paintings spans 50 years. from 1900-- 1950. including works by Peploe. James Cowie. Eric Robertson. J.D. Fergusson and John Maxwell. I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon--Sat 10am--6pm. Edinburgh and its Story Fri 11 Aug-~Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of 44 oil paintings and 26 line drawings by the illustrator J. Ayton Symington. who worked between 1890--1908. These book illustrations depict Edinburgh life at the turn ofthe century. I CALTON STUDIOS 24 Calton Road. 556 7066. Every day 11am--4am. Nancy Henderson-New Worits On Paper Sun 13 Aug--Sat 2 Sept. The first major exhibition for an Edinburgh artist who produces abstracted work based on the human form. Henderson combines ink. paint and charcoal to form a dense. well-worked style. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon--Fri 9am--8.30pm. Sat 9am-- 1pm. Scottish Writing Today Until 19 Aug. Book Trust's annual exhibition of books by Scottish authors or of Scottish interest. published in 1988. Talks by James Kelman on 9 Aug and a talk by lona McGregoron 16 Aug. Student worlt Until 30 Sept. A Display of completed work by students of the 369 Gallery education programme in the Fine Art Department of the Library. I CHAPLAINCY CENTRE Bristo Square. 667 1011 Ext 2590. Mom-Sat 10.30am--6.30pm. The New Underground Until Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of the work of Edith Simon whose work includes paintings. sculpture. graphics, audio-visual, video and performance art. I CITY CAFE 19 Blair St, 2200125.


El Greco, National Gallery oi Scotland it there's any one area In which the National Gallery oi Scotland is deilclent then it's Spanish Painting. it's holdings are negligible. But it does possess one masterpiece: El Greco’s ‘Fabula’. Although on loan to the gallery torthe past thirteen years, the work was only actually acquired this spring as part of a deal whereby its value was set all against inheritance tax. Now it lorms part oi a small-scale, well thought out exhibition very much in the manner oi the London National Gallery’s ‘Paintlng in Focus’ series. Whatever its precise meaning - and not even this concentrated comparative analysis tells all - El Greco’s picture is a gorgeously mysterious image.

The subject is undoubtedly some kind o_l allegory oi experience - getting one’s lingers bumt—the monkey is an habitual symbol ior lust. Any more is conjecture. Most of the other pictures are included because oi their nocturnal candlelit eliects - a ditiicuit technical trick to pull oil. A story irom Pliny about an artist named Antiphilus set the precedent and spurred on later artists. Georges de la Tour, whose iacility in this respect was his particular iorte, is seen here in his ‘Boy Lighting a Lamp' as inleriorto the Spanish master. More artists- even Rubens— seem to plump tor a rather nasty pink to describe a tirey glow. Ei Greco’s bleached tonal rendering is tar more naturalistic. The

selection oi pictures which directly relate to ‘Fabula’ is complemented by others in which El Greco’s elongated elegant torms prove him to be an italian-trained Mannerist not a million miles away irom an artist like Pontormo, and even cioserto Tintoretto with whom he may have studied under Titian. The Spanishness oi his worlr is spiritual rather than stylistic. This is a great opportunity to see the marvellous ‘View oi Toledo’ borrowed irom New York’s Metropolitan Museum. it was perhaps not a good idea to include a pastiche oi the work by Scotland’s own John Bellany. Very few contemporary painters can hold a candle to a master llite El Greco. (Andrew Gibbon Williams)

Mon--Sat noon--lam & Sun noon-~11pm. Gavin Evans From Sun 27 Aug the cafe will show a permanent collection 0120 photographs commissioned from Gavin Evans whose work is based on Edinburgh people. Amongstother projects Evans has previously worked on Cut and Scotland on Sunday.

I CRAMOND SCULPTURE CENTRE Moray House college. Cramond Road North. 312 6001 ext 272. Sun--Sat 10am--nightfall. Buses to Cramond. 41 and 18.

Scottish Connection Until 30 Sept. An exhibition of contemporary Scottish sculpture featuring around 22 works including purple terrazzo heads. painted paper horses and huge steel arcs.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART2 Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Every day l()am--5pm.

All exhibitions at the college run from Sun 13 Aug--Sun 3 Sept unless otherwise stated.

Robin Philipson £1 .50(£1). An important retrospective of work by the former head of painting and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art containing about 150 paintings.

Marion Thomson Recent paintings.

Carol Taylor Recent wood engravings. Alistair Mack and Friends Paintings by 8 artists.

Edinburgh Post-Graduate Work A chance to see some of the newest Scottish art.

I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 23 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Mom-Sat 10am--5pm. Scottish Art '89 Fri 11 Aug-~Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of 200 paintings from 50 contemporary Scottish artists.

I FASTFRAME LTD 6A Frederick Street. 225 4848. Mon--Sat 9am--5.30pm.

World Images Until 16 Sept. The Burns Agency for Scottish Arts present a collection of Scottish landscapes, museum

standard bronzes and nature prints by Wallace. MacMillan and Blais. I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street . 556 0305. Mom-Sat 10am--6pm. Sun 2pm--5pm. The McTaggarts and Other Artistic Families Sat 12 Aug--Tue 5 Sept. An endearing exhibition of paintings by the McTaggarts and work from 15 other Scottish families whose members grew up with a paintbrush in their hand. including such names as Peploe, Nasmyth, Redpath. Patrick, Lorimer. Cameron, Bone and Lauder. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tues--Fri 1 lam--6pm, Sat 10am--1pm. Connie Simmer: Thurs 10 Aug--Sat 9Sept. The artist’s first solo exhibition comprising 40 oil paintings- mainly landscapes of Portugal and Scotland. I FREEMASONS’ HALL 96 George Street. 226 5257/9. Mon-~Sat 9am--6pm. ZOO 01 The Best Mon 14 Aug-~Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of the ingenious work of some 200 children who sent in designs for the 1989 Fringe Poster Competition . selected from a total of 2640 entries. The fresh and original approach of children is all too easily undervalued - this exhibition shows the real talent of young hands. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon-~Sat 10am--5pm; Sun 2--5pm. [D] Cafe. The gallery’s justly renowned cafe is open Mon--Sat 10am--6pm. Sun 11am--6pm. Cream teas will be served from 3--4. 15pm. Scottish All Since 1900 Until Sun 24 Sept. Far more of the national collection is on show than ever before. with the entire gallery given over to this exhibition which traces the development of Scottish Art through the 20th century taking as its twin poles of reference the early Colourists and the aggressively figurative painters of the

19805. This is the first major survey of Scottish painting encompassing turn of the century artists such as J . D. Fergusson and SJ. Peploe through the Edinburgh School. McTaggart. Redpath and Maxwell to the post war generation Eduardo Paolozzi. William Turnbull and Alan Davie. right up to the present day represented by Steven Campbell. Ken Currie and Adrian Wiszniewski amongst others.

I LYCEUM STUDIOS Heriot Watt. Grindlay St. 229 9697. Mon-~Sat 10.30am--11.30pm.

Annie Crombie Sat 12 Aug--Sat 2 Sept. Artist in Residence at Wilkie House. Annie Combie. concentrates on the human form. including a series of paintings ofthe female torso. Much ofher work is in watercolour and will be exhibited in the upstairs cafe.

I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon--Fri 9.30am--6pm; Sat 10am--1pm.

islands in Colour Wed 9 Aug--Sat 19 Aug. A collection of watercolours by Glasgow based artist. 1. Lesley Main.

A Scottish Panorama Wed 23 Aug--Sat 16 Sept. Oils. watercolours and prints by Scottish artists.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon--Fri 1()am--6pm. Sat lOam--4pm.

Geotirey Squire ANSA RSW BGI Sat 12--Thurs 31 Aug. Landscape and figure studies in oils. watercolours. drawings and pastels.

Aiarlt Stanczyit Sat 12--Thurs 31 Aug. Recent ceramic sculpture. constructions and discovered objects which convey the mysterious overtones of the human form. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon--Sat 10am--5pm. Sun 2--5pm. Patrons and Painters Until Sun 8 Oct. Covering the period from the late 17th century through the period of the Act of Union to the rising of 1745. a time when the patronage of men of power was as important in the arts world as it was in the political sphere. Some of the best known Scottish painters of this period join forces with their powerful patrons. who range from the Anglocracy in the South of Scotland to the Grant of Grant. a traditional Highland laird who had his entire court recorded on canvas by Richard Waitt.

I DUEENS HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Mom-Sat 2--5pm.

Vintage '89 Until Tue 5 Sept. An exhibition of work commissioned by Artis from 24 contemporary painters. all women. including Dorothy Black. Kate Downie. Olivia lrvine and Jan Nimmo. The exhibition follows the theme of

I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Every day 10.30am--7pm.

lntemational Postal Art Until Tue 5 Sept. Designs by 12 Scottish artists in communication with artists from all over the world. Some of the best envelopes and letters you‘ll hope to see.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mom-Sat 10am--6pm. Sun 11am--6pm. Licensed cafe. Mon—Sat 10.30am-5.30pm; Sun Ham-5.30pm. William McTaggart Fri 11 Aug-~Sat 29 Oct. McTaggart‘s early work was influenced by the brilliant colour and detail ofthe Pre-Raphelites but he soon evolved an expressive and free manner. disregarding criticisms of sketchiness and lack offinish. Like his contemporaries. the French Impressionists. he became interested in the effects of light and movement;

his later work dealt only with the ceaseless movement of the Atlantic breakers on West Coast beaches should not be missed. I ROYAL SCOTS CLUB Abercromby Place.

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