Beatrice Colin previews a major re-hang of Scotland’s national collection of Modern Art which has rescued from the stores many works which have been hidden away for years.

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aybe it’s the Henry Moore bronze nude reclining in the neo-classi- cal porch. Or the curved driveway bristling with trees and the sound of a kinetic sculpture on the lawn. But walking through the doors of the Gallery of Modern Art is an awe-inspiring expenence.

With over 4,500 paintings, works on paper and sculptures, the gallery has one of the most

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impressive collections of Scottish and intema- tional modern art in Britain. Picasso. Giacometti, Sickert, Kirchner, Leger, Magritte, Freud amongst others, hang beside such talents as Mackintosh, MacBryde, Peploe, Bellany and MacTaggart in a vast accumulation of art from the twentieth century.

This month sees the publication of an illustrated Concise Catalogue of the whole collection. To mark the occasion, the entire

12 The List 5—18 November 1993