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‘the guitar lesson’

seven paintings
2018

The seven paintings that form ‘the guitar lesson’ suite were made in Dunedin, New Zealand, the summer of 2018. The titles of each painting and indeed the title of the set all refer and pay homage to the Spanish painter Joan Miró.

Most especially the series references a big beautiful blue book on Miró that I found in the Dunedin Public Library, many years ago. It was a large catalogue that was published to accompany the exhibition “La Naissance du Monde “   Joan Miró  1917-1934  in Galerie 1,  Centre Pompidou. Paris. France. from 3 March to 28th June 2004.

Almost a revisionist history, this book had much within it which was a surprise to me. It deepened my understanding and respect for the man and his work. A complete delight philosophically, politically and poetically. I was able to buy it and it has became a continual inspiration and treasure.

The book was called ‘I’m going  to smash their guitar’

Kim Pieters: the painting 'pastoral' from 'the guitar lesson' suite 2018

‘pastoral’

 

 

600mm x 600mm
mixed media on board
1/7   ‘the guitar lesson’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting 'untitled (nude descending the stair)'from 'the guitar lesson' suite 2018

‘untitled (nude descending the stair)’

 

 

600mm x 600mm
mixed media on board
2/7  ‘the guitar lesson’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting 'dutch interior II' from 'the guitar lesson' suite 2018

‘dutch interior II’

 

 

1200mm x 1200mm
mixed media on board
3/7  ‘the guitar lesson’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting 'portrait of madame mills 1750' from 'the guitar lesson' suite2018

‘portrait of mistress mills 1750’

 

 

1200mm x 1200mm
mixed media on board
4/7   ‘the guitar lesson’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting 'spanish dancer' from 'the guitar lesson' suite 2018

‘spanish dancer’

 

 

440mm x 440mm
mixed media on board
5/7 ‘the guitar lesson’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting 'portrait of mm B' from 'the guitar lesson' suite 2018

‘portrait of mm B’

 

 

310mm x 310mm
mixed media on board
6/7 ‘the guitar lesson’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting 'landscape the grasshopper' from 'the guitar lesson' suite 2018

‘landscape (the grasshopper’

 

 

310mm x 310mm
mixed media on board
7/7 ‘the guitar lesson’ suite