Attempting to capture a of moment in a painting is one of the hardest things, and a large part of developing as an artist is learning which precise gesture and expression will relate the most to the viewer. Within this triptych I hoped to relate the last few seconds of La Boheme. Areas of the work are left bare, the paint only applied to the area which is of the most import and would have commanded the majority of the audience’s attention.
‘The Finale’ is based on the dress rehearsals of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ at the Royal Albert Hall. With the RAH kind permission I was allowed to take photographs with the press and choose from thousands of different shots.
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