Grande Riviere
Peter Doig
Grande Riviere
Peter Doig (Scottish, Contemporary, b. 1959): Grande Riviere, 2001-2002. Oil on canvas, 90-1/4 x 141 inches (229 x 358 cm). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. © Peter Doig. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"At a time when painting appeared increasingly irrelevant to the mainstream of contemporary art, here was an artist whose enigmatic images of abandoned houses, frozen forests and lone figures in canoes seemed to champion traditional painterly values – colour, texture, space – while bringing to them a sense of unease that feels very much of our time." (Mark Hudson, © Copyright of Telegraph Media Group Limited)

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Peter Doig is one of the most internationally-renowned artists working today. Over a career of nearly three decades, Doig has reinvigorated the medium of painting. His inventive style, sensuous palette and suggestive imagery set him apart from the conceptualism dominating much of contemporary art. A willingness to take up the challenge still posed by the paintings of Gauguin, Matisse, Bonnard and Edward Hopper places him in a long line of great colourists, expressive handlers of paint and creators of richly textured worlds. (© National Galleries of Scotland)

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