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Italian Renaissance 1470 — 1600

On now until Sun 25 Apr 2021

Gallery Closed due to Covid-19

Admission Free

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In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries.

This display is dominated by works painted in the Venetian Republic and its northern territories – at a time when it was at the height of its commercial and artistic prowess.

The sixteenth century saw a new generation of artists revolutionise Venetian painting, adopting rich, vibrant colours, looser brushstrokes and taking a keen interest in the effects of light. The master of this distinct Venetian style of painting was Titian, who is represented in this display through allegorical, religious and mythological paintings.

This room is also the temporary home of Hugo van der Goes’s Trinity Altarpiece, one of the most important religious works commissioned for a Scottish chapel. Dating from the 1470’s, the panels are one of the earliest examples of painting in Scotland to survive the Reformation.

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

  • <strong>Gallery Closed due to Covid-19</strong>
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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