Friday, April 18, 2014

PETER DOIG (102/365 DAYS, 4.0)

Did you have a good day? 
I know it is Good Friday for some... 
it was just a good day for me. 
I spent it at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal
I renewed my membership and wandered around for a while. 
You'll see in the coming days some of what I've seen. 
For today, 
I will present the pictures I took of the exhibit on Peter Doig
a Scottish modern painter. 
He is said to be influenced by Matisse and Gauguin among others. 
Since we are not allowed neither flash nor tripod, 
flash I wouldn't use anyway, 
but the tripod could have been helpful along with the remote control, 
due to the low light, 
I permitted myself some editing in Photoshop to brighten things up a bit, 
since his color palette is a bit wishy-washy to start with 
and I personally prefer colors to pop along with some good contrast. 
You can always check out the museum's website for the real deal 
and you'll also find there some interesting vids, 
one of them is an interview with the artist himself.


"Grande Riviere [2001-02]"


"House of Pictures [2000-02]"


"Lapeyrouse Wall [2004]"


"Pelican (Stag) [2003]"


"Stag [2002-05]"


"Untitled [2012]"


"Red Boat (Imaginary Boys) [2004]"


"Red Boat [2002]"


"Figures in Red Boat [2005-07]"


"100 Year Ago [2002]"


"StudioFilmClub"


"StudioFilmClub

To be honest, 
I was not exactly overwhelmed by the exhibit 
but sometimes amused, 
intrigued also. 
Modern art is not my forté
and I've shown you here those works I deem his best IMHO... 
There are plenty more and surely many would find them appealing. 
The red boat is a recurring theme which has caught my attention 
and the one I seemed to respond the best to. 
Altogether, 
it was time well spent, 
getting acquainted with a living artist's work, 
instead of revering the dead ones. 
Certainly was a different thing for me!! 
Stay tuned for the rest of my adventures at the Museum!!!

6 comments:

  1. The vibrant colours are what attract me too, Bruno. Some remind me of looking through a rain soaked window or smeared glass. Liking the effect a lot!

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    1. It is indeed a good analogy, the rain soaked window.
      I like that idea...

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  2. I haven't been to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in WAY too long. Je sens même le besoin d'aller m'en confesser tant la culpabilité me ronge.

    ;)
    Hugs
    Jon

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  3. Wow, what gentle and blossoming beauty! I did have a great Good Friday yesterday, spending it with happy and loving hearts!

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    1. Then you did what it was meant for.
      :)~

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