ROSS WATSON GALLERY

"He is a leader in contemporary realism." Sir Elton John

Painting Archive: Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors)

"La Galerie des Glaces, or Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, was the initial inspiration for Watson's latest series of paintings. Technology, contemporary figures, all juxtaposed with classical figures and settings, which Watson appropriated from European master paintings. Galerie des Glaces provokes viewers to reinterpret classical imagery, while exploring themes that are as relevant today as they were in the seventeenth century.

Galerie des Glaces takes a distinctive approach to contemporary realism and throws an unexpected twist of imagination, candidness, and finally idealism.

This is easily one of Watson's most vivid series of paintings."

Tom Wolfe-Schleswig
Toronto Associated Press


untitled 2/2003
Untitled #2/2003
Oil on board
122 x 94 cm (4' x 3')
Sold
Private Collection, Denver, Colarado

untitled 3/2003
Untitled #3/2003 (after Ter Borch 1662)
Oil on board
122 x 94 cm (4' x 3')
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne


untitled 04/2003
Untitled #4/2003 (after Stubbs 1793)
Oil on board
76 x 86 cm / 2'6" x 2'10"
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

untitled 5/2003
Untitled #5/2003 (after Constanzi 1736)
Oil on board
75 x 61 cm / 2'6" x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, Toronto


untitled 06/2003
Untitled #6/2003 (after Vermeer 1665)
Oil on board
56 x 51 cm / 1'10" x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

untitled 7/2003
Untitled #7/2003 (after Bronzino 1545)
Oil on board
61 x 56 cm / 2' x 1'10"
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne


untitled 08/2003
Untitled #8/2003 (after Poussin 1630)
Oil on board
76 x 100 cm / 2'6" x 3'3"
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

untitled 9/2003
Untitled #9/2003 Ian Roberts (after Coypel 1709)
Oil on board
104 x 80 cm / 3'5" x 2'8"
Collection of the National Portrait Gallery


untitled 10/2003
Untitled #10/03 (after Vermeer 1665)
Oil on board
92 x 92 cm
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

untitled 11/2003
Untitled #11/03 (after Bronzino 1540)
Oil on board
75 x 61 cm
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne


untitled 12/2003
Untitled #12/03 (after Ter Borch 1655)
Oil on board
75 x 61 cm
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

untitled 14/04
Untitled #14/04 (after Vermeer, 1664)
Oil on board
75 x 85 cm / 2'5" x 2'10"
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne


untitled 15/04
Untitled #15/04 (after Vermeer, 1673)
Oil on board
61 x 62 cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, London

untitled 16/04
Untitled #16/04 (after Vermeer, 1665)
Oil on board
61 x 75 cm / 2' x 2'5"
Sold
Private Collection, Freiburg Germany


untitled17/04
Untitled #17/04 (after Jacques-Louis David, 1784; featuring Brodie Holland)
Oil on board
76 x 100 cm / 2'6" x 3'3"
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

untitled 18/04
Untitled #18/04 (after Bronzino, 1545; featuring Paul Licuria)
114 x 86 cm / 3'9" x 2'10"
Oil on board
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne


untitled 19/04
Untitled #19/04 (after Vermeer, 1657)
80 x 70 cm / 2'8" x 2'4"
Oil on board
Sold
Private Collection, New York

untitled 20/04
Untitled #20/04 (after Vermeer, 1665; featuring Paul Licuria)
75 x 75 cm / 2'6" x 2'6"
Oil on board
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne


untitled 21/04
Untitled #21/04 (after Vermeer, 1665)
61 x 62 cm / 2' x 2'
Oil on board
Sold
Private Collection, Hong Kong

untitled 22/04
Untitled #22/04 (after Jacques-Louis David, 1784; featuring Brodie Holland)
61 x 62 cm / 2' x 2'
Oil on board
Sold
Private Collection, Denver