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Masterpiece Art: Stephen Finer, Portraits that Capture

I highly recommend this virtual exhibition, which you can see from the comfort of your home. Not a bad option these days. The paintings are sublime. 


“The directors of Masterpiece Art are delighted to present PAINTINGS THAT CAPTURE, a virtual exhibition exploring the artworks of British painter Stephen Finer (b.1949).

Opening on Monday 12th October, the show is comprised of paintings spanning the last four decades, exhibiting twenty-one artworks created between 1981-2014.

Finer’s works are held in notable international public collections including the National Portrait Gallery – London, Arts Council England and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Among his numerous sitters are included David Bowie, Marlene Dietrich and Merlyn Driver.

The exhibition shall be virtual as the gallery adapts to the current shifting climate.

An artist in lock-down, “During lock-down I completed paintings as well as After Troilus resting. Because of Covid-19 it has not been safe for the photographer to visit for these recent paintings. After Troilus resting has connections, some personal. I saw John Barton’s RSC production of Troilus and Cressida, co-directed by Barry Kyle years ago at Stratford-upon-Avon. Chris Dyer was a designer on this production and had been at art college at the same time as I. Mike Gwilym was Troilus”.

7 comments on “Masterpiece Art: Stephen Finer, Portraits that Capture

  1. inspiredbythedivine1
    October 13, 2020

    Lovely stuff. Thanks for the link. I just re-watched my “Playing Shakespeare” DVD’s over the weekend. That series never fails to fill me with joy as I watch it. (I know, I’m weird.) Also, it’s out of print here the US and worth quite a bit of $$ which is something I never thought I’d see happen with any of my Shakespeare DVD’s.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      October 13, 2020

      I’ve got a huge thing for older tv/films. As part of our regular entertainment, we have a slot for something old every day. At the moment we’re watching Designing Women, starting on episode 1. I LOVE IT!!!!

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      • inspiredbythedivine1
        October 14, 2020

        I just watched all 8 seasons of House MD. Hadn’t seen it back when it ran for some reason. Loved it. Far better than I’d anticipated.

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  2. Vickie Lester
    October 13, 2020

    I will browse the exhibit now, I took a quick glance, realized I’d have to read the instructions, and realized I’d better say thank you before I got immersed. Hope all is well with you and your beloved. xox

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    • The Pink Agendist
      October 14, 2020

      All is well, fortunately! I had a little trouble with the exhibit too, then realised that if I clicked the arrow, it showed one painting at a time, which was easier than trying to move around 🙂

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  3. Helen Devries
    October 14, 2020

    Thak you for the link…I will take a look on the weekend when I hope that things will be quieter.
    Costa Rica is having violent social convulsions but they tend to die down on Sat and Sun so I will not then be glued to the media trying to find out who is throwing rocks at whom.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      October 15, 2020

      What a state the world is in! At the moment we’re even trying to limit news-watching lest our heads explode.


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