In the heights of The Mound, the emblematic hill of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art looks great with its neoclassical columns. Inside is housed the finest collection of Scottish works of art, as well as paintings and sculptures by Renaissance masters, Gauguin, Velázquez, and Bernini. For a few months, a temporary exhibition honours the original pictorial perspective of Joan Eardley. This lover of Scotland devoted her short career to realistic paintings that are among the most sensitive of the mid-20th century. The exhibition features portraits and landscapes of the small fishing village south of Aberdeen, where Joan Eardley ended her life in 1963 at the age of 42.
Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
From 3 December 2016 to 21 May 2017