V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
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The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain

The Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain following reports French president Emmanuel Macron has agreed to allow the artwork to leave France for the first time in 950 years.

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Service of State or durbar set presented by Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, Maharaja of Mysore, part of the Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition at the Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh PIC: Royal Collection Trust / � Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Art reviews: Splendours of the Subcontinent at the Queen’s Gallery | BP Portrait Award 2017, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds... the gifts the Prince of Wales received on his 1875 tour of the Indian Subcontinent are nothing if not lavish

Dundee's 80 million V&A Museum of Design is due to open to the public later this year.

Dundee named one of the world's most 'design-savvy' cities

Dundee has been named of the seven most "design-savvy" cities in the world months ahead of the opening of its long-awaited V&A waterfront museum.
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Artist Rosemary Beaton at her studio in Bishopton, Scotland, with her portrait of Scottish tennis player, Andy Murray, which she hopes will net her a place in this year's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

Leading artist says iPad generation missing out on seeing prize works

The iPad generation is missing out on seeing major works of art up close and personal, according to one of Scotland’s leading artists.

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Christine Borland PIC: John Devlin for The Scotsman

Ones to watch in 2018: artist Christine Borland

As a featured artist at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and with a major commission to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Christine Borland, writes Susan Mansfield

The smashed up Charlie Davidson's Nikon DLSR camera found wedged in rocks, submerged in River Etive, Photo: Peter Sandground/PA Wire

Camera lost in Highlands river reunited with photographer one year on

A man has been reunited with his camera a year after he lost it in a river following a social media appeal by the photographer who found it.

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Legendary photographer Terry O'Neill Picture: Neil Hanna

Interview: Terry O’Neill

Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill hates having his picture taken. Loathes it, but you’d never know. He doesn’t let on, but smiles and points, posing with props including a chair and a mirror as the camera shutter clicks away. The shoot over, he relaxes.

Detail from Material Cosmos (Constellations) by Kate Scardifield, part of the Ley Lines exhibition

Artist delves into museum archives to tell the stories of ex-pat Scots

Kate Scardifield’s Ley Lines project engages with our collective memory of links between Scotland and Australia, write Louise Welsh and Jude Barber

Junks, (red) by Emil Nolde will feature in Emil Nolde: Colour is Life at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, from 14 July until 21 October

Arts preview of 2018: Susan Mansfield and Duncan Macmillan on the year ahead in visual art

The Scotsman’s art critics highlight some of the eye-catching Scottish exhibitions planned for 2018

Dennis the Menace is traditionally known as a troublemaker

Dennis The Menace rebranded as kinder Beano character

A CHERISHED Beano character has been rebranded and given a kinder makeover.

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The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio, part of the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery PIC: The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Arts review of 2017: Susan Mansfield and Duncan Macmillan on the year in visual art

Susan Mansfield and Duncan Macmillan reflect on the shows that caught their eye in 2017


Winter Solstice pictures and tweets from across Scotland

On the shortest day of the year, the sun set at 2.54pm in Shetland, 60 degrees north of the equator.

An image by by Daniel Schwartz from his book While the Fires Burn

Book reviews: The Best Photography Books of 2017

Aerial photography has been revolutionised by drones and the results are impressive, writes Roger Cox

Liz Lochhead will be appearing at StAnza. Picture: Neil Hanna

Louise Robertson: Poetry pleaser as festival lines up a diverse array of writing talent

In just a few months, the stage will be set to celebrate ­StAnza, the 21st year of Scotland’s international poetry festival.

Heavy Structures in a Landscape Setting, 1922, by William McCance - part of A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art PIC: Antonia Reeve

Art review: A New Era, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

The Prime Minister recently declared that we have never felt entirely at home with Europe. She may feel that way, but she certainly didn’t speak for Scotland. Indeed, A New Era: Scottish Art 1900 to 1950, demonstrates how little such reservations are reflected in Scottish art and by extension more widely in Scottish history. The exhibition is presented as a dialogue with European modernism from cubism and fauvism before the First World War to expressionism, product of the bleak years after the Second. Accepting this sequence for a moment, certainly Scottish modern art began with a bang and in Paris. JD Fergusson’s abstract painting, Étude de Rhythm, dates from 1910, the year of Braque and Picasso’s first cubist pictures. Fergusson is not a cubist picture, but is just as far from simple representation as theirs. Indeed, it goes further. An abstract picture of a couple making love, it breaks social as well as artistic taboos. Nothing so overtly erotic surfaced in the recognised mainstream until surrealism.

Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop says the government has been 'working relentlessly' to mitigate Creative Scotland's decline in lottery income.

Creative Scotland wins extra funding to offset lottery slump

Arts quango Creative Scotland is set to get an extra £6.6 million a year from the Scottish Government to offset the impact of a slump in National Lottery funding.

Video: 15 photographs showcasing Scotland’s winter scenery

The weather outside might well be frightful, but a little snow effortlessly turns Scotland into a winter wonderland.

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