Doig at the Scottish National

Nov 13, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1614" align="alignright" width="240"]Peter Doig - Gasthof Peter Doig - Gasthof[/caption] Seems a bit mean of me to mention an exhibition I've recently been to when it's now ended but I am only just catching up with blog posts following a lovely relaxing holiday / research visit to Scotland. Our main destination was Glencoe with stopovers in Glasgow and Edinburgh and it was whilst in Edinburgh that we stopped off to visit the Peter Doig exhibition at the National Gallery.  It is the other half who is the fan of Doig but I was pretty taken with the size of the works and the intense colours, in particular the indigo blues which were amazing.  But then again you can't go wrong with large canvases and intense colours! [caption id="attachment_1615" align="alignleft" width="240"]Peter Doig - 100 years ago Peter Doig - 100 years ago[/caption] The subject matter didn't appeal to me as much as the use of colours and the dribbles which was fantastic to see as I'd dabbled in a  bit of dribbling myself - see Mickleden Valley.   I also loved the way with Figures in a Red Boat that the paint was allowed to bleed into the linen canvas… such a subtle effect and very subdued colours with this painting. All in all it was an interesting exhibition to visit but mainly for me it was the painting techniques and use of colour that I appreciated the most. it also reminded me that I needed to make more time for exhibitions!
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