Degas and the Italians in Paris ****
In terms of artistic blockbusters, nothing sells like Impressionism. This familiar rule was proved yet again this summer with record-breaking attendance at Monet: The Seine and The Sea, staged by the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh’s refurbished Royal Scottish Academy. So what better way to follow Monet than with Degas, perhaps the second most famous Impressionist?
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During their lives, no love was lost. But now Royal Scottish Academy bosses hope that fellow impressionist Edgar Degas will be the perfect follow-up to the astonishingly successful exhibition of work by Claude Monet.
THE popular appeal of Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers and café scenes could rival the huge success of the recent Monet exhibition when the artist’s work goes on display in Edinburgh next month.
WORKS of art by painters including van Gogh and Monet sold for more than £73 million at an auction today.
Edmond Duranty, 1879
THOUSANDS of people queued to get a last glimpse at one of Scotland’s most successful art exhibitions yesterday.
HUNDREDS of people queued over the weekend for a final glimpse of one of Scotland’s most successful art exhibitions, expected to record a total of 160,000 visitors.
STILL basking in the success of the record-breaking Monet exhibition, the National Gallery of Scotland has now put the pieces in place for next summer’s headline show: The Age of Titian.
TAKINGS from the exhibition of Monet landscapes on show in the Royal Scottish Academy are set to breach the £1 million mark by the end of this month.
A MAJOR exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet has smashed visitor records at a city gallery.
A SUMMER exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet is on course to smash visitor records, Edinburgh gallery chiefs said today.
RECORD crowds have flocked to the Monet exhibition on the Mound making it the most popular exhibition ever held by the National Galleries of Scotland.
A MAJOR exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet in Edinburgh has attracted 19,000 visitors in its first week.
Monet: The Seine and the Sea *****
RECORD numbers of art lovers rather than sales-hungry shoppers lined Princes Street yesterday as Monet-mania swept through the capital on the first day of a new exhibition of works by the French father of Impressionism.
SPECIAL ticketing, extra staff and increased security have been arranged to help deal with huge crowds expected to visit Monet: the Seine and the Sea, the exhibition which opens to the public at the Royal Scottish Academy today.
THE extraordinary presentation of Monet paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy revives the long tradition of major visual art shows at the Edinburgh Festival.
THE Prince of Wales was expected to arrive in Edinburgh today to visit the home of Scotland’s contemporary art, at the Mound in Edinburgh.
Royal Scottish Academy (VENUE 292)