Friday, 1 June 2007

Gallery of Modern Art

Today I spent some time here, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It has a very nice cafe by the way, and the toilets are fine too (it's important to know these things). We (me, mum and sis) had a quick run round the gallery looking at things we had seen before and then explored what was new - not too much really but there was a stunning series of etchings depicting war by a chap called Percy Smith. They were the 'Dance of Death' series of etchings from 1919. His work was fantastic and moving. I tried to find out about him but there is surprisingly little information to be had.

One of Percy's etchings. The detail was amazing and this picture doesn't do his work justice at all. The etchings were very small but extremely powerful.

It looks as if there are a lot of new exhibitions coming up over the Summer at some of the Edinburgh galleries, so hopefully I will get to some of them.

1 comment:

Dianne said...

It's nice to spend time with the girls of the family!! The museum itself looks great!!