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Instagram photo by michaeljeha'I often paint scenes with snow because snow somehow has this effect of drawing you inwards and is frequently used to suggest retrospection and nostalgia and make-believe’- Peter Doig- - ‘Instead of painting the façade of a building and then shrouding it in trees I would pick the architecture through the foliage, so that the picture would push itself up to your eye. I thought that was a much more real way of looking at things, because that is the way the eye looks: you are constantly looking through the things, seeing the foreground and the background at the same time’ – Peter Doig- - Peter Doig, 'The architect's Home in the Ravine', 1991- - 'The Architect’s Home in the Ravine' is a masterpiece from Doig’s early oeuvre. Like so many of Doig’s works, you cannot help but stare and the deeper you look, the further you are transported into another world through his inimitable style that not only captures a memory, but the sensation attached to that memory.- - The Architect’s Home in the Ravine creates a magical atmosphere, executed to perfection. Exquisitely rendered with rich impasto across a delicately-woven surface tapestry, the work captures a magical vision of a house, barely glimpsed through a veil of intricate, interlaced branches. Deep in a crisp, snow-filled forest at the height of winter, the enchanted building lies silently before a glassy, ice-covered pool. Closely covered with evergreen trees, it represents the modernist home of the Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler, situated in Rosedale at the heart of the Toronto ravine.- - The work oscillates between figuration and abstraction as we peer into its textural depths and it showcases the diverse influences that shaped Doig's unique painterly aesthetic, combining and reinterpreting the languages of Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Pieter Bruegel, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Pierre Bonnard in his own magical style. - - - #peterdoig #scotland #scottishart #scottishartist #modernart #contemporary #contemporaryart #artcollectors #artcritic #artoftheday #artwork #painting #artist #artworkoftheday #picoftheday #arthistory #lifestyle #culture #magic #dreams #magical #snow #canada

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