This exhibition is a collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the Ateneum Museum, Helsinki. This will be the first ever exhibition dedicated to Symbolist landscape painting. Symbolism emerged in Europe after Impressionism as artists developed a more imaginative, emotional response to the world around them – a route which took them from Naturalism to the edges of Abstraction.
The exhibition will present a wide range of poetic and suggestive paintings of nature from about 1880-1910. It will focus on major artists of the avant-garde such as Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch but will also introduce you to a group of less well known artists from Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe.
(Image credit: Vincent van Gogh The Sower 1888 (detail), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation))