The Davis Museum #1


Size: 11.8 H x 11.8 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.


The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

Davis Lisboa, "Davis Museum #1", 2011, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 4 cm)

Davis Lisboa

Davis Museum

What / who inspired the work?
This painting was inspired by the Anselm Kiefer’s artworks. Many of his paintings has a very singular enigmatic aura and a great drama. Many of his works deal around of the World War II.

What do you hope viewers will feel / think?
I would like the viewers think about the anachronism that exists in this work: the encounter with a XXI century museum of contemporary art in a kind of ruins of the future. Could this painting be considered a metaphor of the apocalyptic future of our civilization?

Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
I chose the oil painting because it is a natural language for me. I chose the gray color to make the painting remember the World War II old photographs. I chose the expressionist style because I consider it the best way to convey the feeling of catastrophe. The image shows an imaginary structure of a building (museum) after a bombing attack.

Davis Lisboa

Davis Museum

Keywords: ruins, davis museum, war, building, davis lisboa, calamity, destruction, disaster, grey, mini, museum, old

Keywords: Ruins, Davis Museum, War, Building, Davis Lisboa, Calamity, Destruction, Disaster, Grey, Mini, Museum, Old

Subjects: Still Life

Styles: Abstract, Documentary, Expressionism, Figurative, Modern

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Still Life Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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