Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910
Opens: 14/07/2012 Closes: 14/10/2012 Scottish National Gallery, EdinburghHere's Europe's first exhibition dedicated to symbolist landscape painting, arriving in Edinburgh from Amsterdam. 54 artists are represented in a stellar survey that includes Munch, Mondrian and Gauguin, with an array of diverse works united thematically through their imaginative and revolutionary abandonment of direct representation. See the highlights here. For more information visit: http://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/368/van-gogh-to-kandinsky#.T-xwanDEV64 Buy: http://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/exhibitions/van-gogh-to-kandinsky/buy-ticket…
Scotsman“There are so many really fantastic paintings...” A final room dedicated to the move towards abstraction there is a wonderful assertion that it was not that convulsive road route via Picasso that is usually recounted, but the siren call of river and sea...
Guardian“So where are the Scots in this show?...” Scotland is enriched by the presence of great art from elsewhere, but the Scottish story, properly told, should in turn also enrich the wider European story...
Financial Times“Meditation on the eternal cycle of the seasons and human insignificance...” This show focuses on art on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, from an intriguing angle, amplifying the story of how responses to industrialisation and materialism by a retreat to fantasy/nightmare landscapes...
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