Blog: Scottish National Gallery

  • Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

    by Hannah Brocklehurst, 20 December 2016

    A closer look at a very interesting artist whose work features in our exhibition Drawing Attention

    Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

    Landing

  • 2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    by Will Snow, Marketing Officer, 06 December 2016 3 Comments

    We look ahead to next year's exciting exhibition programme.

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

  • Behind 'The Monarch of the Glen'

    by Adeline Amar, Press Officer, 21 November 2016

    Following the news that we have entered into a partnership agreement with Diageo with the aim of securing ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ for permanent display in Scotland, we take you through the history – and popularity – of the painting.

    Behind 'The Monarch of the Glen'

    Monarch of the Glen (2) blog header

  • A Selection of Art-Inspired Novels

    by Will Snow, Press & Marketing Officer, 21 November 2016

    Coinciding with Scottish Book Week, and with the flying visit from the infamous Goldfinch, we draw attention to some art-inspired novels.

    A Selection of Art-Inspired Novels

    Cover of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (detail)

  • Celebrating Scotland's Art: A Vision for the Future

    by National Galleries of Scotland, 10 November 2016

    A short video looking ahead to a bigger, brighter future for the Scottish National Gallery

    Celebrating Scotland's Art: A Vision for the Future

    Scottish National Gallery Project

  • The Hand!

    by Phil Hunt, Digital Technical Officer, 31 October 2016

    Creeping hands, terror frustratingly lurking just out of frame and a pair young lovers blissfully unaware of the horrific fate that awaits them. Horror film motifs in William Dyce's Francesca da Rimini.

    The Hand!

    Francesca da Rimini (detail), William Dyce, 1837

  • Director of the Scottish National Gallery retires after 32 years at the galleries

    30 September 2016 4 Comments

    Michael Clarke sits down for a chat on the day of his retirement.

    Director of the Scottish National Gallery retires after 32 years at the galleries

    Michael Clarke outside the Scottish National Gallery in the 1980s

  • Rory Bremner: Inspired by Impressionism

    23 September 2016

    Impressionist Rory Bremner creates a unique tour of 'Inspiring Impressionism', featuring David Attenborough, Billy Connolly, and David Cameron!

    Rory Bremner: Inspired by Impressionism

    Rory Bremner

  • The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

    by Harris Brine, Press Officer, 16 September 2016 1 Comments

    An introduction to the great artist's much-overlooked literary talents

    The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

    The Yellow House (The Street), Vincent van Gogh 1888 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

  • Under the Moon: Composing for Daubigny, the moon, and Impressionism

    by Michael Begg, experimental musician and sound artist, 07 September 2016

    Experimental musician and sound artist Michael Begg discusses how the life and times of Charles François Daubigny inspired his work.

    Under the Moon: Composing for Daubigny, the moon, and Impressionism

    Charles Francois Daubigny c.1875 Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle and Heino / Wijhe, Charles Francois Daubigny c.1875 Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle and Heino / Wijhe

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