The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 10, 2015

National Galleries of Scotland Announce Overview of Surrealist Movement
René Magritte, Le Temps Menaçant [Threatening Weather], 1929. Oil on canvas: 54.00 x 73.00 cm (framed: 94.30 x 73.00 x 10.20 cm) Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Art Fund 1995.
EDINBURGH.- A comprehensive survey of Surrealist art, which will bring together masterpieces by Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miró, will be the major summer exhibition at the Dean Gallery in 2010. Another World, which will be the centrepiece of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s 50th anniversary celebrations, will offer a fascinating overview of arguably the most important art movement of the twentieth century. The exhibition will include major loans from public and private collections and will offer visitors the chance to see the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s world-famous collection of Surrealist art in its entirety for the first time.

Surrealism is the name given to an art movement which began in Paris in the 1920s and soon spread around the globe. Meaning ‘beyond realism’, the term refers to the world of dreams, nightmares, the irrational and the strange. Today Surrealism has become part of our daily visual language, infiltrating every aspect of art, design and advertising.

The Surrealist collection of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) is one of the largest anywhere in the world and rivals those found in New York, Paris, Chicago and London. As well as containing dozens of famous paintings and sculptures, it also includes a substantial number of prints, archival material, periodicals, books, letters and other publications. Another World will explore this collection in its totality and will include several print portfolios which have never been shown before by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy. The holdings of Surrealist art are particularly rich thanks to two major acquisitions: in 1995 the SNGMA purchased part of the collection formed by the English Surrealist artist Roland Penrose; and that same year, Gabrielle Keiller bequeathed her magnificent collection to the Gallery.

Befitting an art movement which championed the irrational, Another World will be displayed in an unusual and exciting manner. Coloured walls will be densely hung alongside display cases filled with the Gallery’s extensive collection of books and manuscripts. In this dynamic setting visitors will be able to experience the visceral intensity of Surrealist art shown as it was originally intended. This is the only UK showing of this major exhibition.

Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, said: ‘The 50th anniversary of the Gallery provides us with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our world-famous collection of Surrealist art. The collection contains over sixty paintings, including masterpieces by artists such as Dalí, Miró and Picasso, as well as four of Magritte’s best paintings, collages and prints by Max Ernst, major sculptures by artists including Giacometti and Duchamp, and a vast collection of rare and beautiful, illustrated books. This will be the first time the entire collection will have been shown together, and will occupy the whole of the Dean Gallery. We have also negotiated some outstanding loans, to produce a really comprehensive and stunning exhibition.’

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art | Salvador Dalí | René Magritte | Pablo Picasso | Alberto Giacometti | Joan Miró | Surrealism |

Today's News

December 23, 2009

The Red Line: A Selection of Spanish Abstract Art in the IVAM's Collection

Design 1880-1980 Includes Visionary Objects from MoMA's Design Collection

MFA, Boston Appoints Jen Mergel as Senior Curator of Contemporary Art

Frank Gehry-Designed Theater Set for 2012 Opening in NYC

Claremont Museum of Art to Discontinue Operation in The Packing House

Auschwitz Sign Theft Re-Enacted for Police Investigators

Metro Pictures Exhibition Features Robert Longo, David Maljkovic and John Miller

King Tut Ticket Sales at the Art Gallery of Ontario Surpass 100,000

National Galleries of Scotland Announce Overview of Surrealist Movement

Schirn to Present First Survey in Germany of Georges Seurat's Work

Maritime Paintings by John Millei on View at Ace Gallery

Artist Rosalyn A. Engelman Wins Gold At The Florence Bienniale

Medieval 'Mourners' to Leave France for United States Tour

Mayas to Have a Palace in Southeast Mexico

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Celebrates the Monumental Work of Fernando Botero

Harvard Museum to Present Modern Dioramas of Our New Natural History

First Installation at L2kontemporary for Visual Artist Keiko Inoh

Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition Gives Olympic Visitors the Chance to See B. C.

Mexicans Turn Giant Radishes into Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves aims to pinpoint legendary Queen Nefertiti's tomb

2.- Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores the world of Indian textiles and fashion

3.- Rare Byzantine mosaic that depicts ancient streets and buildings in Egypt restored

4.- Sopranos actor/art collector Federico Castelluccio to pen book on Guercino discovery

5.- Exhibition at the McNay Art Museum presents more than 50 works created by Joan Miró

6.- Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

7.- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires painting commissioned by King George III

8.- Tang Museum at Skidmore College receives 500 photographs from Jack Shear

9.- The Rijksmuseum and the Louvre to jointly buy rare Rembrandts for 160 mn euros

10.- Rail life: History of trains brought to life in a state-of-the art museum in Brussels

Related Stories

Exhibition of works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection opens in Edinburgh

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Re-Hangs its Collection

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Acquires Spectacular Installation Piece

National Galleries of Scotland Celebrate Concrete Poetry with Several Exhibitions

Agnes Martin Exhibition Opens at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site