The Fine Art Society Edinburgh, is showing an online exhibition of work featuring Scotland’s dramatic, ever-inspiring coastline: viewable via the Society’s ‘viewing room’, Coast covers the country’s coastline from Shetland to Galloway and features artists and works which have helped to shape its artistic identity through the centuries. Each coastal region is selectable via an interactive map, and the varied topography of each area lends a unique quality to its depiction, leading to diverse interpretations of a common subject, such as natural history, industry, or the people whose lives are determined and shaped by the sea.
The Society says, ‘From 19th century surveys by William Daniell for the publication A Voyage Round Great Britain, to Ron Sandford’s personal responses to Shetland’s shorelines and our effect on them, this exhibition showcases the meanings and cultural identities we attach to Scotland’s coasts.’
The Society continues to exhibit the best of Scottish art across the centuries and British art, design and furniture, viewable on its website. All works are available to purchase.