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Many of Doig’s paintings are landscapes with a number harking back to the snowy scenes of his childhood in Canada....
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Many of Doig’s paintings are landscapes with a number harking back to the snowy scenes of his childhood in Canada.

He draws inspiration for his figurative work from photographs, newspaper clippings, movie scenes, record album covers and the work of earlier artists like Edvard Munch. His landscapes are layered formally and conceptually, and draw on assorted historical artists, including Munch, H. C. Westermann, Friedrich, Monet and Klimt. While his works are frequently based on found photographs (and sometimes on his own) they are not painted in a photorealist style. Doig instead uses the photographs simply for reference.

In a 2008 interview, Doig referred to his use of photographs and postcards as painting by proxy and noted that his paintings

Made no attempt to reflect setting

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