Tatham and O'Sullivan, Rhetoric Works & Vanity Works & Other Works
CHARLES Rennie Mackintosh is a classic example of what happens when an artist's apparent popularity obscures his genuine achievement. Working principally in Glasgow at the turn of the 20th century, he created buildings, furniture and jewellery which synthesised high Victorian style with the Arts and Crafts of William Morris, Whistlerian Aestheticism and trends in European art, including Art Nouveau.
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WHITE paintings, a video of a glass of water and art which is no more than a thought. Welcome to this year's Edinburgh art festival: a field-day for the cynic and the bravest attempt yet to put the capital firmly on the international art world map. Three of this year's most successful and engaging exhibitions demand our attention by virtue of no more than their sense of nothingness.
BEFORE we go any further, let's get this straight. This is not an exhibition of self-portraits. True, it is devoted to works in which the artists present their own images. But they have nothing at all to do with portraiture - the investigation of the individual psyche through the direct portrayal of a human being.
BP Portrait Award 2005
Louise Hopkins: Freedom of Information
Gauguin's Vision of the Sermon
Beck's Futures 2005
THE excitement is building.
Country Grammar, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
DUTCH PAINTINGS OF THE GOLDEN AGE
Samuel J Peploe
SIR WILLIAM ORPEN
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