See the exhibition, read the book

Edinburgh hosts some pretty fantastic art exhibitions over the festive period. Find out more about the featured artists and their work with a visit to the Fine Art Library.

Fergusson Grace McColl 400pixelsThe Scottish Colourists Series culminates with a retrospective of the Edinburgh-born artist J.D. Fergusson (1874-1961) at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two).

Find out more about Fergusson and how he assimilated and developed the latest developments in French painting of the period. 

Political machinations, royal intrigue, the perils of love and the absurdities of fashion feature extensively in “High Spirits: the Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson” – on show at the Queen’s Gallery until 2nd March 2014. Learn more about Rowlandson’s genius.

Fans of Louise Bourgeois get to enjoy two exhibitions featuring the work of the French-born American artist.

From the Artists’ rooms series, an exhibition `Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets’ at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (Modern One) complements a major exhibition `Louise Bourgeois, I Give Everything Away`at the Fruitmarket Gallery.

Delve deeper with these books on Louise Bourgeois.

And remember, your library card gives you free access to Grove Art Online – the world’s leading art encyclopedia.

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