the Caribbean.

I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1 .30pm. Bernard Faucon: La Peur Du Voyage Until 5 May. Photographs of Edinburgh specially commissioned by the Institute.

Femmes de mes Autres Fois et de Maintenant 11 May-6 Jun. Eighty-eight photographic portraits of women from 1904—1980 by the noted French photographer Jacques Henri Latigue.

I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm Sun 1—5.30pm.

Calum Colvln: Briet Encounter Until 20 May. Colvin presents large photographic reproductions of his intricately constructed installations.

Helen Flockhart: Paintings Until 20 May. Flockhart. who was trained in Glasgow and Poznan. presents her first British solo show. Her work. in which she uses traditional technique. is influenced by religious iconography. Walter Dahn: Photoworlts Until 21) May. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue—Fri 10.30am-4.30pm. Sat 10am—5pm. closed Mondays.

Treasure Islands Until 16Jun. Arts and crafts from Indonesia. including 19th century dowry boxes. masks. jewellery. puppets and textiles.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.

The gallery's justly renowned cafe isopen Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30-4.20pm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4.15pm.

French Contemporary Art 1960-1990 Until 28 May. A broad selection of contemporary artwork from the region around Calais. collected with the aid ofthe French Government‘s regional art fund. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 10am-1pm.

WarTlme Garden Until 6 May. Twenty-four stone carvings. the result ofa fifteen-year project by Ian Hamilton Finlay. will be on display.

The next exhibition will begin on 25 May. in the meantime they will be exhibitingin New York for two weeks.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm.



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How to take a portrait, Scottish

National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. How do you take a portrait photograph? Make it look as much like a painting as possible or at least, that is the message lrom this exhibition. The images themselves (mainly from the late 19th century and the late 20th century) are lascinating as a group; it is their contextuallsing that is problematic. The early images show how photographers such as David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were keen to experiment with aping the p0pular painting techniques and genres oi the day- and it's interesting to see, particularly in the two portraits 01 Hill himselt (1843/6 and 1860) how interest in technical developments hindered this. Each photo has an accompanying panel, intorming the viewer at some 01 the history 01 the image, which is useiul, and also proposing a reading 01 the image. Even in the later photos, the readings suggested are usually in the tradition at painting, and they get tied into knots trying to decide how much at the 'real


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person' can be known through the photo-as it photography was some lorm ol phrenology. There is also a bizarre comment on Owen Logan's three portraits of Moroccans, to the eltect that these are portraits because the subject has given permission tor the photo to be taken. But this is true of every photo in the show; the effect then is to imply that photos 01 Moroccans cannot normally be dignified as ‘Portraits’.

Having said this, it is an enjoyable show. It's a treat to see the original print of the lamous photo by Frederick Henry Evans 01 Aubrey Beardsley (1893) and the two of Glasgow artist Jessie M King (1905 and 1920). Jessie Ann Matthew has produced a double portrait oi lather and son judges, the Lords Cameron, designed to make people want to keep as lar lrom them as possible. Three of the ever-seductive portraits by the excellent Robin Gillanders round the show up - ol Tam White, Aly Bain and Michael Clark. (Hilary Robinson)




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