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  • Final chance to see Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    by Camilla Nordgren, Project Volunteer, 24 February 2017

    Camilla Nordgren concludes our Call & Response project.

    Final chance to see Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    Call & Response’ opening night, photograph by Paul Edwards

  • Roar of Approval: Lion Gets You Nowhere

    by Robin Baillie, Senior Outreach Officer, 15 February 2017

    Robin Baillie introduces a new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery

    Roar of Approval: Lion Gets You Nowhere

    Lion Gets You Nowhere

  • Chicken-skin gloves, history of beards and The Descent of Man

    by Ola Wojtkiewicz, Senior Curator, 27 January 2017

    Ola Wojtkiewicz introduces a new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

    Chicken-skin gloves, history of beards and The Descent of Man

    Portrait of a Young Man Tying his Garter, Unknown (Tuscan School), mid-16th century (detail)

  • All That Glitters is Not Gold

    by Dr Caroline Rae, Caroline Villers Research Fellowship holder, 25 January 2017

    Dr Caroline Rae takes us through a technical examination of jewellery and gold brocade painting in three Jacobean portraits.

    All That Glitters is Not Gold

    Attributed to Adrian Vanson, Lady Agnes Douglas, Countess of Argyll, about 1574 - 1607 (detail).

  • A Sense of Place

    by Harris Brine, Press Officer, 23 January 2017

    Harris Brine explores the sense of place Joan Eardley created in her Catterline paintings.

    A Sense of Place

    Joan Eardley, The Wave, 1961 (detail)

  • Call & Response: Automatic Writing

    by Sarah Petersen, project volunteer, 18 January 2017

    Sarah Peterson updates us on the Call & Response: Women in Surrealism project, a collaboration with Glasgow Women's Library.

    Call & Response: Automatic Writing

    Photographs from the collection and a notebook belonging to poet and artist Valentine Penrose, née Boué.

  • Selfie vs self-portrait

    by Jaimie Warren, photographer and performance artist, 12 January 2017

    Photographer and performance artist Jaimie Warren discusses an uncomfortable association with the 'selfie'.

    Selfie vs self-portrait

    Self-portrait as Fred Cabbage by Jeff Wysaski (detail). © Jaimie Warren

  • Theme Park of Scotland

    by Robin Baillie, Senior Outreach Officer, 21 December 2016

    Robin Baillie introduces a new outreach project: a fantasy land in Granton.

    Theme Park of Scotland

    The Madelvic Electric Car factory (1898 – 1901)

  • Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

    by Hannah Brocklehurst, 20 December 2016 1 Comments

    A closer look at a very interesting artist whose work features in our exhibition Drawing Attention

    Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

    Landing

  • On photographing Paolo Nutini

    by Adeline Amar, Press Officer, 09 December 2016

    The current ‘Topical Sitter’ at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is the striking portrait of musician Paolo Nutini by Belgian photographer Eva Vermandel.

    On photographing Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini

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