Milky Way Peter Doig Silk Scarf
This beautiful scarf features a detail of the artwork Milky Way, 1990, by Peter Doig (born 1959), on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, GMA 2034
Silk Scarf Exclusive to the National Galleries of Scotland featuring artwork Milky Way by Peter Doig
100% silk, hand-rolled edges
Size 163 x 33 cm
Dry clean only
Made in United Kingdom
About the Artwork
Milky Way’ was painted while Doig was studying towards a Master’s degree at Chelsea School of Art: a short but fruitful period of time in his career. Doig was influenced by artists such as Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), who paved the way for twentieth-century Modernism. The Post-Impressionist-inspired elements of ‘Milky Way’ (the hallucinatory shapes of the trees and reflections; the tiny canoe and its even tinier occupant; the rich array of surface patterns; and the all-enveloping embrace of the inky, black-blue sky and lake) are some of the aspects that make it such a remarkable painting.
About the Artist
Peter Doig (Scottish, born 1959)
Doig was born in Edinburgh in 1959. Between 1962 and 1979 he lived with his family in Trinidad and Canada until his move to London to study at Wimbledon School of Art (1979-1980) and Saint Martin’s (1980-83). Doig’s breakthrough as a painter began in 1990, while he was studying towards a Master’s degree at Chelsea School of Art. Doig is one of the most internationally-renowned artists working today, having reinvigorated the medium of painting. His inventive style, sensuous colour palette and suggestive imagery set him apart from the conceptualism dominating much of contemporary art.