McKenzie writes that the exhibition "demonstrates the unique style and epic quality; [Davie] has the power to mystify his audience. Here we see the great importance of drawing to his artistic identity. Not only do his rapidly executed drawings portray his own private language of signs, they also exemplify how music influenced him and his interest in ancient and non-Western belief systems."
St. James writes: "The thirteen rooms of the Tate's exhibit serve as testament to the artist's sensitivity to the world around him and as a reminder that even for a most revered Surrealist, 'the ladder of escape' toward creativity - a title that the exhibition has aptly borrowed from among Miró’s most utilized titles - is nonetheless deeply rooted in reality."
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