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Issue 21 - Art and antiques news

Scotland Magazine Issue 21
July 2005

 

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Art and antiques news

Tough it out on a Skye night trip.
One of the greatest environmental artworks ever to be staged in the United Kingdom is to take place on the Isle of Skye between August 1st and September 17th.

‘The Storr’ will be an enigmatic installation to be experienced by a midnight walk up to Skye’s iconic landmark The Old Man of Storr. Innovative light techniques will create a path and illuminate rock formations, whilst powerful soundscapes drift down from the ridges above.

‘The Storr’ promises to be not only a tough physical test, but will force us to question the way we feel about the landscape, and invite us to see things that we have never seen in it before.

For further information visit: http://www.nva.org.uk.

A glimpse of history.
National Museums of Scotland have secured what promises to be one of highlights of the Edinburgh summer season – Nicholas and Alexandra, the Last Tsar and Tsarina Exhibition. An event to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution.

The exhibition is a fascinating story of opulence, glittering Russian Court life and private family life. The influence of Rasputin and ultimately the murders which brought the Romanov dynasty to an abrupt end will be brought to life in this must-see exhibition.

The 450 items, many never before seen outside Russia, include a lavish selection of Faberge, gorgeous court costumes, glittering fabrics and Art Nouveau objets d’art.

For more information visit: http://www.nms.ac.uk.

Exhibition previews.
An eclectic display of photography featuring work by Reginald Johnston, tutor to the emperor of China (1919-1925) and inspiration for the film The Last Emperor.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh.

Admission: free.

Gauguin: The Vision of the Sermon July 6th– October 2nd 2005 74 SCOTLAND Magazine • Issue 21 Recent Acquisitions of Photography May 20th – September 11th 2005 Tough it out on a Skye night trip A glimpse of history This exhibition brings together works by Paul Gauguin, his immediate mentors such as Paul Cézanne and Edgar Degas, and his younger contemporaries, including Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier, Maurice Denis and Henri van de Velde.

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh Admission: £6.50