A European first, the Scottish National Gallery will be hosting an entire exhibition dedicated to Symbolist landscapes.

In the late 19th century, Symbolist artists reacted against the growing industrialisation of Europe and abandoned attempts to faithfully reproduce the visible world in favour of dreamier evocations of states of mind. Their landscapes variously represent visions of death, infinity and the cosmos, feelings of nationalism or ideas about science and the modern age. In this, some 70 poetical paintings of nature by artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, Redon, Böcklin and Kandinsky offer a new perspective on the movement.

Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

0131 624 6200

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