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ANATOMY OF A PAINTING ANALYSING A MASTERPIECE J.M.W. Turner, The Eruption of the Soufrière Mountains in the Island of St Vincent
ARTS NEWS
EXHIBITIONS Compass Gallery (Glasgow), Royal Scottish Academy, City Art Centre & Union Gallery (Edinburgh), Tatha Gallery (Newport-on-Tay), Royal Scottish Academy of Painters in Watercolour
PLUS Call for entries to Paisley Art Institute Scottish Drawing Competition…The Brunton (Musselburgh) continues online classical concert series
ART & TRAVEL DUTCH DELIGHT The north Holland province of Friesland gave the world several major artists
CRAFT & DESIGN HAND-MADE FOR YOU & YOUR HOME Basketry, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles & upcycled garments
PUBLIC ART SEASCAPES Cruise ships as ‘floating art galleries’
ART BOOKS READ ALL ABOUT IT! Timber-Framed Buildings…The Book of the Tree: Trees in Art…New Yorkers…Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection…Modernist Escapes: An Architectural Travel Guide…Master Watercolour – Painting techniques inspired by influential artists
ARTSPEAK HUH? Talk about giving art a bad name…
PHOTO-SPREAD THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST A photographic essay
Artmag Gift Guide 2021-1 Cover
Art & Craft Gift Guide

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Visual Arts
Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.
Anthea Gage 'Graceful Flight'

RSW’s 140th is Online

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) has launched its first online exhibition, featuring more than 70 paintings by some of Scotland’s top artists.

Alexander Millar, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn'

Alexander Millar’s Times and Places

Alexander Millar Fine Art is exhibiting a nostalgic collection of Alexander’s paintings and limited-edition prints which can be ordered online.

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Arts Events

Continually updated calendar of events near you and online, including art fairs, auctions, open studios, museums openings and charity events in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

James Morrison faces blindness (2) © Eye of the Storm _ Montrose Pictures

Film Festival Has The Artist’s Eye

The world premiere of Eye of The Storm, the major new documentary about Scottish painter James Morrison, is one of the highlights of Glasgow Film Festival.

Elizabeth Blackadder, 'Three Cats', pastel

Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh’s Celtic Vision

Edinburgh sale room Lyon & Turnbull’s winter programme continues with A Celtic Vision: A Private Collection of Scottish Paintings, and new programme has been announced for spring.

Performing Arts

Join us as we highlight the news and reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.

Maurizio Reyes

The Brunton Brings On The Music

From its Musselburgh, East Lothian base, The Brunton is presenting a series of three concerts (streamed as live) in partnership with the Lammermuir Festival and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, allowing music-lovers to enjoy concerts in their homes.

Celtic Connections, Transatlantic Sessions: Glasgow band, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Celtic Connections’ Online Atlantic Crossing

Review: Available to view until 6th February, Celtic Connections’ Transatlantic Sessions are a long-standing high point of Glasgow’s folk and roots music festival – this year online, but the performances nonetheless sparkling.

An Tobar presents Strange Rocks by Oliver Emmanuel

An Tobar Plays Again Online

An Tobar on the Isle of Mull is repeating two plays first presented last October as part of its Emergence season which were staged and filmed for a digital run.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow Makes the Connection Online

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival has announced its full programme of top-quality online events with renowned performers.

Screenshot of The King's Theatre Edinburgh 360deg Tour

View the King’s in 360 Degrees

Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre has published its first interactive walk-through allowing you to explore front and backstage of the historic venue.

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Adrian Wiszniewski - Reading French, ink and acrylic on paper/card
Adrian Wiszniewski – Woman on Yellow, Courtesy of Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Gilly Semple - Study in Brown
Gilly Semple - Study in Brown
Nadine Carruthers - All My Favourites
Nadine Carruthers - All My Favourites
Craft & Design
Discover a trove of talented makers and designers from jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, mosaics, and much more -all handmade for you and your home.

Texture and Colour in Glass

This Bubble Bowl in recycled window glass by Kate Henderson is from a range of clear and coloured, kiln-textured bowls and dishes. Kate has also

Art & Travel
Artmag writers travel the world to create handy guides to the best galleries and museums in all the top cities and regions – for art-lovers who love to travel.
Francis Bacon’s studio in the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Photo: Perry Ogden Collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS

Works in progress

From the 9th century Book of Kells to a Turner prize-winner*, art in Dublin continues to impress.

Work by the British abstract painter Sandra Blow (1925-2006)

Be an Artful Lodger

After a day of gallery-hopping, you can continue your art experience at some of London’s top residences.

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson showed a representation of the sun in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in his 2003-04 exhibition The Weather Project. Photo- Tate Photography © Olafur Eliasson

Bright Future

Exhibitions dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi, the Impressionists, J.M.W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman and others put a shine on the London gallery scene.

Paul Cezanne, ‘The Saint Victoire mountain with large pine’, 1886-87 (The Phillips Collection, Washington DC)

Cezanne Country

Home to the artist Picasso called “the father of us all”, Aix-en-Province is a Provencal favourite of art-lovers.

The Boy is Back in Town

Bonn lost its most famous son to the allure of Vienna. Now Bonn is taking him back. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was born in Bonn

Art Books
We suggest titles for your very own art library with reviews of the latest releases from the niche to the grand, prestigious coffee table versions, covering all aspects of international art, craft and design.

Escaping to Modernism

Designed by famous architects, many modernist buildings all over the world are open to visit or even for overnight stays.

Insiders of the Art World

Curator and art historian Matthew Israel’s international journey uncovering the working lives in the art world to find out what they do.

The Art of Africa’s Streets

The first survey of African street art showcases recent work by over 200 artists, detailing the continent’s major street art projects, collectives and festivals.