What to see
Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection is at the Granary Gallery, Dewar’s Lane, Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland, May 27–October 15 (01289 330999; www.berwickvisualarts. co.uk) The first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Flemingwyfold Art Foundation features 26 works by S. J. Peploe, J. D. Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and F. C. B. Cadell, along with examples by their precursors, the Glasgow Boys, John Lavery and Arthur Melville. It charts the careers of the Colourists, from their early experimentalism to the impact made on their work by their exposure to French contemporaries such as Matisse and the Fauves.
Alberto Giacometti is at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1, until September 10 (020–7887 8888; www.tate.org.uk) This major retrospective of the Swiss Modernist (1901–66) reassesses his place alongside artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great paintersculptors of the 20th century. The exhibition offers a new perspective on his working methods and interest in materials and also explores some of the key figures in his life, notably his wife, brother and mistress. More than 250 works include rarely seen plasters and drawings and all six of his celebrated ‘Women of Venice’ plaster sculptures, which have been brought together for the first time since they were made in 1956, as well as his iconic bronze scuptures, such as Walking Man I (1960).
A Tribute to A. G. is at Thomas Gibson Fine Art until September 10 (020–7499 8572; www.thomas gibsonfineart.com) Running concurrently with Tate Modern’s exhibition, this small show, consisting of four drawings, four bronzes, four paintings and a plaster, has been cocurated by Thomas and Hugh Gibson; the gallery has regularly shown Giacometti’s work over the past four decades.
S. J. Peploe: Landscapes·still Lifes·roses is at Richard Green Galleries, 33, New Bond Street, London W1, from May 24 to June 23 (020–7499 4738; www.richardgreen.com) Paintings by the Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe (1871–1935), including privately owned works rarely seen in public, will be on show in this exhibition spanning the artist’s career from the 1900s to the 1930s. The focus is his early French landscapes as well as his exploration of the rose (above: Still-life of pink and red roses in a Chinese vase)