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By Prospect Team   August 2013

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Art Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands Scottish National Gallery, from 3rd August

Peter Doig is one of the most highly regarded painters of his generation.  Born in 1959, in Edinburgh, his dream-like shimmering landscapes, sparsely populated with figures, boats or buildings, and depicted often in hallucinatory colours, have reinvigorated the figurative tradition, bringing an exotic originality to this once seemingly moribund genre. The title for this show is taken from his compatriot, Robert Louis Stevenson, who once wrote: “There are no foreign lands. It is…

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