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A Taste for Impressionism: Modern French Art from Millet to Matisse

Scottish National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy

A Taste for Impressionism focusses on the pioneering nineteenth-century Scottish collectors who had the foresight to invest in the avant-garde, with a stellar cast of artists represented including Monet, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. While today a work by any of these names will fetch millions at auction, in the late nineteenth century, these artists were pilloried by the press and prices for their paintings were surprisingly low.

Many ‘new money’ collectors had made their fortune in industry and were keen to acquire edgy works by contemporary artists including Scots who collected pieces by Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and Cézanne well before their English counterparts. As the market for Impressionism began to thrive, a more sinister side industry in ‘fakes’ took hold. A Taste for Impressionism includes a few of these counterfeit works which will remain unidentified.

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A Taste for Impressionism: Modern French Art from Millet to Matisse

Ticket Information

30 July – 13 November | £15 (£13) / carers go free / 50% off entry with National Art Pass / free for Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland

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Venue

Scottish National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy

The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

0131 624 6200

enquiries@nationalgalleries.org

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Opening times

Daily

10am - 5pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
  • Hearing Loop

Scottish National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy

The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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