Peter DoigSki Jacket 1994

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Peter Doig (born 1959)
Ski Jacket
Date 1994
MediumOil paint on 2 canvases
Dimensionssupport, right: 2953 x 1604 x 33 mm support, left: 2950 x 1900 x 33 mm
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from Evelyn, Lady Downshire's Trust Fund 1995
Not on display


Ski Jacket is a large painting in diptych format. The two parts, of the same height but different width, are joined at the approximate centre of the image, the right side being narrower than the left. The two parts mirror each other inexactly around the central axis constituted by the join. Doig created the image depicted in Ski Jacket from a photograph of learner skiers on a Japanese mountain, centering the painting on a dense clump of dark green pine trees that straddles the join. On the right side of the painting white, geometric buildings are partially concealed behind a sparser group of trees. Above these, at the top right side, a triangular formation partly covered in white evokes a mountain peak. At the bottom, in the foreground, a different kind of tree has been painted in a lighter green. Tiny human figures in brightly coloured clothes of the type usually worn by skiers are dotted all over the canvas. Horizontal streaks of white paint represent the snow covering the landscape on both sides of the painting… (read more)

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