An exhibition of historic and contemporary Scottish landscape art from the City Art Centre’s permanent collection of fine art.
For centuries, the Scottish landscape has provided artists with a potent source of inspiration. From scenes of mountains and forests to images of lochs and coastlines, the natural world attracts a range of creative responses. Urban views of towns and cities prompt equally varied interpretations, as artists explore how people have shaped their surroundings. Today our relationship with the landscape has taken on further significance, with environmental concerns over climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape addresses this ever-evolving subject, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from the City Art Centre’s permanent collection of fine art. Spanning artistic production from the 18th century to present day, it includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculptures by artists such as Alexander Nasmyth, John Lavery, SJ Peploe, William Gillies, Joan Eardley and Victoria Crowe. The exhibition also features several recent additions to the collection, on display for the first time.
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2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1DE
Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm
Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan
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Admission free, but timeslots must be booked in advance on the City Art Centre website.
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