Peter DoigEcho Lake 1998

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Artist
Peter Doig (born 1959)
Title
Echo Lake
Date 1998
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2305 x 3605 x 50 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees in honour of Sir Dennis and Lady Stevenson (later Lord and Lady Stevenson of Coddenham), to mark his period as Chairman 1989-98, 1998
Reference
T07467
Not on display

Summary

Echo Lake is a large, dark painting of a scene at night. Like many of Doig’s paintings of the late 1990s, it is landscape in format, with a composition based on horizontal bands of colour overlaid with detail. The painting is bisected by a line of white representing the shore of a lake. Above it is a band of earth and scrubby vegetation painted in white and pastel colours. This area is illuminated by the headlamps of an American-style police car located at the centre-right of the image. The bright lights on the car’s roof are roughly level with the top of the vegetation. Above this point, filling the top third of the painting, is an area of purplish black… (read more)

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