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American Impressionism' on show in Edinburgh
18 Aug 2014

Visitors to Edinburgh currently have the chance to see the exhibition American Impressionism: A New Vision at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

The show began at the gallery last month on July 19th and is set to remain there until October 19th, situated in the Modern Two building.

Artists like John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler are among those represented in the show, which features close to 80 paintings.

French painters like Edgar Degas and Claude Monet are also on show at the exhibition, accessible with a full-price entrance fee of £8.

The event is said to look at how French Impressionism affected artists from America in the later 1800s.

"We know that Americans became great collectors of Impressionism, now we can see how American artists responded to Monet and his fellow Impressionists. This should be an eye-opener for European audiences and we are delighted to be hosting its only UK showing," said Scottish National Gallery, director Michael Clarke.

Visitors can buy a souvenir tie-in catalogue American Impressionism: A New Vision, 1880-1900, for £20.

The exhibition is next set to visit Spain's Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza where it will be shown between November 4th and February 1st under the title Impressionismo Americano.

According to National Galleries Scotland, impressionism was first brought to life by artists working in Paris - such as Monet - in the latter half of the 1800s.

Instead of being studio-based, they did their painting outside, creating pictures of daily life and the natural world, using characteristic brush work. 

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