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Southern Baroque 1580 — 1680

Until Fri 28 Feb 2020

Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
Closed 25 and 26 December
Open at noon on 1 January

  • FREE
About

Baroque is commonly used to describe a historic period and artistic style which evolved in Southern Europe during the seventeenth century. Although it is primarily associated with dynamic composition and a heightened sense of drama, this display shows that in fact, the Baroque period encompassed a broad range of artistic styles, from the naturalistic to the emotive; demonstrated through works by Velazquez, Murillo and El Greco.

During the same period, a more restrained, classical style emerged in opposition to the flamboyant elements of the Baroque style; particularly associated with the French painters Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain, their work made fundamental contributions to the development of landscape painting, which is also represented in this display.

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  • Wheelchair access

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Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

The disabled parking bays are currently not in use.

From mid-December until the completion of the project, there will be no disabled access to rooms 14, 17 and 18 where we show 19th and early 20th Century Art, including Scottish Art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Find out more.

We apologise for any inconvenience the above changes may cause.  

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • 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.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm<br> Closed 25 and 26 December<br> Open at noon on 1 January
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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