Installation of a hanging tapestry that questions the boundary between art and craft in Edinburgh’s most dramatically situated gallery, converted from a hilltop observatory.
Collective, Edinburgh until 29 八月
A new film by one of the four co-winners of the 2019 Turner prize that looks at today’s global crises.
Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh until 31 十月
Rollicking baroque sculpture by the most rock’n’roll woodcarver of the 17th century.
Bonhams, London until 27 八月, then touring to Compton Verney
Scent from Nature
Perfume bottles from ancient Egypt and masterpieces of botanical art show how humanity has long coveted floral aromas.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until 29 八月
Charles H Mackie
Fresh and evocative impressionistic paintings by this Scottish contemporary of Monet.
City Art Centre, Edinburgh until 10 十月
Sotheby’s is to sell 11 Picasso works owned by MGM Resorts, which have a combined value of about $100m (7200万英镑), in Las Vegas. The plan is to recreate Sotheby’s famous New York auction room in the Bellagio, famous for its musical fountain show and a starring role in the movie Ocean’s Eleven. Many of the Picassos being sold hang in the hotel’s “Picasso” restaurant. Read the full story here.
Thomas Lawrence: George IV, 1822
One of Britain’s most shameful monarchs is portrayed as a figure of listless melancholy against a dark stormy sky. George IV, who was regent for his incapacitated father before inheriting the throne, was despised for his sex life and selfishness. When he died his obituary in The Times effectively said “good riddance”. Here he seems sad and alone, contemplating his wasted life. Lawrence was a prodigy who became hugely successful but is rarely remembered nowadays. This powerful, oddly moving portrait proves he was one of Britain’s great artistic talents.
Wallace Collection, 伦敦
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