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.
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 "
"Pelican (Stag) "
"Red Boat (Imaginary Boys) "
"Red Boat "
"Figures in Red Boat [2005-07]"
"100 Year Ago "
To be honest,
I was not exactly overwhelmed by the exhibit
but sometimes amused,
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.
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!!!