Months ago the scanner died interrupting my weekly “Sunday Painting” feature. I am happy to say the scanner has been replaced and the show can go on. I wasn’t sure what I was going to post this week for the return of this venerable institution, but last night I watched Tony Palmer’s documentary on Benjamin Britten, “A Time There Was”.
I have long been a fan of composer Benjamin Britten, his life partner and tenor Peter Pears, and this touching painting of the two of them from 1943. Watching this documentary last night reminded me of Britten’s brilliance and the brilliance of their professional partnership. It also gave wonderful insight into the deep and loving personal relationship they maintained over 40 years. And this 67-year old portrait of a prominent gay couple is nothing less than a revelation.