Monday 10th of August 2015
As always, Edinburgh’s legendary Fringe festival will be taking place throughout August, featuring the best comedy, theatre, and street performances the world has to offer. It’s always a thrilling experience, and undeniably the biggest arts festival in the world. However, it can certainly get a little overwhelming at times, and those looking for a break from the crowds could do much worse than heading to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for this celebration of 20th century master MC Escher. Having produced some of the most fascinating and poignant images in 20th century art, it’s incredible to think that this is in fact the first major UK exhibition of Escher’s work. The display includes nearly 100 prints and drawings from his extensive career, spanning from the early 1920s to 1969, when he produced what was to be his last work, Snakes. The exhibition is being held in collaboration with the Escher museum in The Hague, Netherlands, and showcases Escher’s precise, beautiful, and often surreal creations.
The gallery lies just 15 minutes outside of Edinburgh, in the city’s beautiful parklands, and is easily reachable in your Easirent hire car. Alternatively, a circular bus route runs from Edinburgh’s centrally-located Scottish National Gallery to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Tickets for the exhibition are priced at £9/7 concessions. For more information and to book tickets, visit the National Galleries website here.