Thursday, September 07, 2006

Exhibition: Artist Travellers 1750-1850

The National Gallery of Scotland is featuring a small exhibtion, until December 10th 2006, which includes a small watercolour by David Roberts in its collection: "Tucked away in the dark recesses of the National Gallery, several small treasures hang, waiting to be discovered. Don't be fooled into thinking that the gloomy atmosphere is a sign that no-one likes them. Quite the opposite. Watercolours are sensitive to light, so it's essential to keep them in controlled light environments. This collection is gathered under the banner of Artist Travellers 1750-1850, and focuses on British painters and their work created abroad during this period. If it had been an appetiser for a larger exhibition, then it might have been a great success. As it is, it falls short as a full show, but it whets the appetite, because it's basically a great idea. . . . David Roberts' sublime Egyptian Temple - thought to be the Temple of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo - is small, but captures the eye for a long time, thanks to its delicacy and intimacy."
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