Art Diary

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

20 July 2022

The Scottish National Gallery celebrates the preeminent Scottish collectors of Impressionist art (30 July–13 November) – figures with fortunes made in the shipbuilding or textile industries who acquired works by artists such as Pissarro, Monet and Degas ahead of their English contemporaries. More than 120 works reveal the depth of the National Galleries of Scotland’s holdings in this area, with works including Paul Gauguin’s Vision of the Sermon (1888) and Edgar Degas’s Portrait of Diego Martelli (1879). The exhibition will also present a lightbox display of the previously undiscovered self-portrait by Van Gogh which was recently identified by an x-ray taken of the back of the artists Head of a Peasant Women (1885). Find out more on the National Galleries of Scotland website.

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Icare [Icarus] (1947), Henri Matisse. National Galleries of Scotland; © Succession H. Matisse. All rights Reserved. DACS, London 2021

Olive Trees (1889), Vincent Van Gogh. National Galleries of Scotland

Etretat, the Needle Rock and Porte d’Aval, the Cap d’Antifer (Cliffs at Etretat) (c. 1885), Claude Monet. National Galleries of Scotland