Edinburgh Festival 1994: Art
Sunday 07 August 1994
William Gillies (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 031-556 8921, to 25 Sept). The best Scottish watercolourist of the 20th century. Gillies knew plenty about Expressionism, Cubism and so on but the real influence on his work was simply the changing nature of his native landscape.
The Romantic Spirit in German Art 1790-1990 (Royal Scottish Academy, 031-225 2383, and Fruitmarket Gallery, 031-225 2383, to 7 Sept). Monster survey of the Germanic inspiration. Later works are at the Fruitmarket, including Joseph Beuys's huge installation, End of the Twentieth Century, which will take up the whole of the ground floor. The show transfers to London's Hayward Gallery in the autumn.
Visions of the Ottoman Empire (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 031-556 8921, 16 Aug-6 Nov). Western attitudes to the civilisation built after the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453. Byronic works by Delacroix are extra special, William Holman Hunt and David Wilkie less remarkable. The exhibition incorporates a special photographic section. Tim Hilton
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