Exhibition of the week: Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
Friday 09 August 2013
Peter Doig's belief in paint as the greatest medium of art is a love affair, a form of eroticism at times, which makes his figurative and pure landscapes fluid in their feel, edging towards abstraction.
Doig tries to do what poets do with language, to capture images as retrieved in memory, not as they are but as we recall them.
Proclaiming itself as the first show of Doig's work to be held in the country of his birth, the Scottish National Gallery's exhibition concentrates on the works of the last dozen years, when he moved to Trinidad and encountered a whole new range of colours, culture and texture. It makes for a glorious display.
0131 624 6200; nationalgalleries.org, to 3 November
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