Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Peter Doig at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris


The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (not to be confused with the National Museum of Modern Art, aka the Pompidou Center) features a sumptuous exhibition of works by contemporary Scottish artist Peter Doig. I visited the show this morning and loved the paintings, with their melancholia reminiscent of Edward Hopper , their ghost-like figures and sometimes incandescent colors...
From top: Hitch Hike, 100 Years Ago, Lapeyrouse Wall and a detail from Concrete Cabin.

19 comments:

marie said...

ooh they look beautiful! ill have to visit!

Laura said...

I have to go too.

enc said...

I love this work. Very moody.

Taocito said...

Ooooh! I like though I really prefer the work of Pierre Pfinger

Cheers

Mary-Laure said...

MARIE and LAURA - if you want to go, check out
www.mam.paris.fr
The show is open daily except on Mondays from 10am to 7pm, and it's only €5 full price, €3.50 "tarif reduit". The Museum is Avenue du President Wilson, metro Alma-Marceau. Enjoy the show!

TAOCITO - who is Pierre Pfinger? I didn't know you were an art connoisseur!

Anonymous said...

oh lovely. i am so charmed by the third and fourth...love the composition and his palette. have you been?
nancy

Sandra Ree said...

I love them all, beautiful!

Fifi Flowers said...

I wish I could see this! How fab!

miss cavendish said...

Exquisite. I love moody works with unexpected jolts of color.

pve design said...

mary-laure-
on my list...
bentley kindly played an energetic round of tag, so please pop over and "knick-knack patty whack" give a dog a bone or a comment! He says "bonjour to benjy!"
patricia

Esti said...

I like that! Thanks for introducing me to this artist... :)

yasu said...

There were doing the same exhibition in tate modern before. There were some nice work in there. I personally liked some of his drawings on paper rather than on canvas..

design for mankind. said...

Oh wow!!! :)

Mary-Laure said...

YASU - yes, the exhibition came straight from the Tate! I'm glad you saw it too.
I also really liked the works on paper, and how some characters first developed on paper reappear on large canvases.

diana @ please sir said...

Oh wow these look great - thanks for sharing!

iñaki said...

Oh wow! I love the style and the colours!!

xx

ALL THE BEST said...

Very stunning! Thank you for sharing!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

yes, peter Doig is so good. I've followed him many years now - and it's nice to seee he's getting biger and bigger.

There is this special thing about PAINTING!

Anonymous said...

The work is far far better than when seen in reproduction and is well worth a visit. Pictures are alive, beautiful and engaging.

Scottish? Not really. Grew up mostly in Canada, speaks like a Canadian and his pictures echo both Canada and some early Canadian painters, lives in Trinidad, studied in England.