|me enjoying the Doig exhibition|
Both of us LOVED the Peter Doig exhibit. His canvases are massive; his colours and sense of design bring to mind a tradition begun by Gaughin and Matisse. To quote the New York Times; " Mr. Doig's canvases are unabashedly beautiful, a trait often viewed with suspicion in the contemporary art world, but for which he makes no apologies."
Each of us went through the exhibit fully once, and then went back through it a second time to fully absorb it. The paintings are strong, all of them. Many had geometric imagery juxtaposed with organic shapes. Personally, I was most drawn to the ones that were exclusively organic patterns and imagery; and especially the colours. Bamm!..wow!...Pop!..Kazamm! Gorgeous.