The phrase “embarrassment of riches” could have been invented to describe the current exhibition at the RSA, Edinburgh, of “Ages of Wonder”. Around 450 works of art, collected in lifetime of the Academy, earliest work dating from 1540 up to the present day.
In this brief video (by the Edinburgh Reporter) you see Sandy Wood, co-curator of the exhibition with the Academy’s President, Arthur Watson.
Careful, Sandy! Right at the start, we see him taking down a picture by Arthur Gillies – while right below it is a painting by my favourite artist, Anne Redpath. A heart-stopping moment for me – but of course he does it safely.
The exhibition continues until 7th January, at Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, EH2 2EL. Or to put it in a way more useful to humans than Sat Nav, around the middle of Princes Street, the big mock Greek temple building.
And it’s free.