Modern Painting by David Milne at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

For his first time in the United Kingdom, David Milne is at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The artist, among Canada’s most important modern painters, finally arrives in London (well, his work at least) with an ample selection of paintings, water colours, oil drawings and photographies to share his original universe, his audacious language with the public, greatly influenced by and connected to the works of Cézanne, Matisse, Monet. The exhibition follows the artistic development of Milne, from the crowded sidewalks of New York, where he arrived in 1903, to the landscapes of Belgium and Northern France - devastated by war and depicted with his fragmented brushstrokes - to the woods and skies of Six Mile Lake in Canada. Lights and reflections, the experimentation with colour and line, give way to the winter of 1920, spent in absolute solitude, in a cabin built on the side of Alander Mountain. In this period, significant works such as White the Waterfall, were created, among Milne’s most beautiful.
Samantha De Martin - © 2018 for Bvlgari Hotel London