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Works of art by Van Gogh and other masters spend summer in Scotland
The exhibition, Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910 is the first to solely focus on this style of painting.
In total 70 landscapes by 54 artists of avant-garde including Van Gogh, Whistler, Monet and Gauguin.
Michael Clarke, Director of the Scottish National Gallery said: “This is a surprising and thought-provoking show which casts a new light on landscape painting in Europe at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.
“Its scope is truly European and brings together both well-known figures and exciting rediscoveries in a dramatic re-examination of this highly inventive period in European art.”
The show has been organised in partnership with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki.
It features works collated from around the globe to explore the themes and ideas expressed by using Symbolism in art. Symbolism was a movement of artists, writers and composers who came out in response to industrial expansion and materialism in the late 19th century Europe.
Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910 runs from July 14 to October 14 at the Scottish National Gallery, The Mound.
Some of the images being exhibited this summer:
- Paul Gauguin, Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), 1888
- Wassily Kandinsky, Murnau with Church II, 1910
- James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea, 1871