1551 died Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter active predominantly in Siena.
1810 was born the Italian painter, sculptor and printmaker Stefano della Bell, known for etchings of many subjects, particularly the military ones.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting a major exhibition bringing together works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, one of the most important collections of contemporary art with major works from the Scottish national collection. This innovative exhibition, curated by Keith Hartley, Chief Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, comprises over 120 works and will create a new and dynamic context for both collections. Amongst the common themes that run through the extensive holdings of the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, the notion of the body as a source of creativity and the vessel of existential, social and ideological struggle is a compelling and repeatedly examined motif. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the many and varied approaches that artists have taken across several decades when dealing with this most fundamental of subjects. The idea of the body has a special resonance with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art collection. As well as the substantial holdings of work by Joseph Beuys, from which the title to the exhibition is taken, the Gallery also houses a rich collection of works by modern, and in particular surrealist and dada, artists, such as Bellmer, Balthus, Otto Dix, Magritte and Picasso, for whom the body was a powerful theme. Some 60 works of contemporary art by over twenty artists have been selected from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection including pieces by internationally renowned artists such as Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Gober, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Mike Kelley, Sarah Lucas and Paul McCarthy. The exhibition will highlight the significance of the body as a theme in twentieth and twenty-first century art practice and will enable audiences to view many world-class artworks that have never before been seen in Scotland.
Image: Ernesto Neto, It happens when the body is anatomy of time, 2000. Lycra tulle, clove, cumin, turmeric; 355 x 1060 x 940 cm. D.Daskalopoulos Collection. − © The Artist. Courtesy Tania Bonakdar Gallery and Galeria Fortes Vilaça
National Galleries Scotland - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR, Scotland
Normal opening hours: daily 10am-5pm. Thursdays until 7pm.
Festival opening (6 August - 3 September):
Open daily 10am-6pm. Thursdays until 7pm. Admission free. A charge may be made for special exhibitions.
The House of Annie Lennox, curated in partnership with The Victoria and Albert Museum London, brings together an array of stunning photographs, iconic videos, and a dazzling selection of costumes, which chart Annie's unique career from its early beginnings, through her time in The Tourists and Eurythmics, as well as her hugely successful solo career, to the present. The show also includes two photographic portraits of the artist from the Gallery's permanent collection. The range of work on show illustrates just how significant Annie Lennox is to the history of popular music and culture. The costumes in particular demonstrate the diversity of her style and her distinct command over identity and performance - from the androgynous two-piece leather suit worn during the Eurythmics 1980s Revenge tour, to the cabaret chic costume featured in the video for Little Bird, which was taken from the chart-topping 1992 solo album Diva. Another highlight is the striking outfit she donned for her show-stopping performance of the song Under Pressure with David Bowie at the Freddy Mercury Tribute Concert of the same year.
National Galleries Scotland - Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD Scotland
Normal opening hours: daily 10am-5pm.
Admission free. A charge may be made for special exhibitions.