• Saatchi Art Artist DAVIS LISBOA; Painting, “Marcel Broodthaers #8” #art
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    Close-up view: Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Broodthaers #8", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)
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    Back view: Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Broodthaers #8", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)
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    Studio view: Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Broodthaers #8", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)
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    Corner view: Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Broodthaers #8", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)
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Marcel Broodthaers #8


Spain

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Size: 11.8 H x 11.8 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

THE PAINTINGS SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM

The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

Davis Lisboa, “Marcel Broodthaers #8", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)

What/who inspired the work?
Formally, I was inspired by the German artist Gerhard Richter's blurred and mysterious paintings. Conceptually, I was inspired by a film still from a Broodthaers's video titled "Wax Figures (Jeremy Bentham)", 1974, filmed in London in which the Belgian artist asks questions to a wax figure of the philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), one of the founders of the University of London.

This painting shows the moment when the Belgian artist says to the wax figure: "a new statement..."

What do you hope its viewers will think?
I hope viewers understand I am creating "The Paintings Section From Davis Museum". This group of oil on canvas is about "the artists who created their own museums" narrative in the Art History. Portraits are always about three artists only: Marcel Duchamp, Robert Filliou and Marcel Broodthaers. Still lifes are about the "imaginary museums" created by these artists: "Boîte-en-valise", "La galerie légitime" and "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles". Some artworks are self-portraits and others are generic images related with the idea explained above: briefcases, hats, eagles and pianos.

Why did you choose the medium?
I just love oil paintings. It is a very sophisticated and glossy medium. Oil paintings can be kept in good condition for centuries.

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THE PAINTINGS FROM DAVIS MUSEUM
IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium.
The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain.

Keywords: Profile, Speaking, Blue, Still, Lateral, Dark, Face, Film, Clouse-up, Man, Mouth, Nose

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Documentary, Figurative, Fine Art, Photorealism, Modern

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Photorealism Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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