Monday, March 17, 2014

Picture in Picture

Picture in Picture by susanvg
Picture in Picture, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Had a lovely day on Sunday (except for the bitter cold). I walked from my place to a lovely cafe, Nocochi where I had lunch with a special friend. Then we went on to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the Peter Doig exhibit. While neither of us were blown away by the exhibit, we both liked some of the canvases. And both of us were struck by the quote at the entrance to the exhibit "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign." Robert Louis Stevenson.

So important to remember that as a traveller. While the world is flattening and it is possible to find much that is familiar wherever we go, we should search out the unfamiliar and get to know the new places.

Peter Doig has immersed himself in many places, from Scotland, where he was born to Canada, the UK, Germany, Trinidad (where he now lives). Interesting to see his work, but, despite the astronomical prices it now fetches, it didn't really speak to me.

1 comment:

  1. I like your title - and the quote. So true!