The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101

Why does art matter?? For without perspective, life would be awfully dull!  It is our most expressive form of sharing. Art matters because it illustrates the human experience—the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. We would not be connected so deeply without the existence of art. The artsContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Living Joyfully

Tolarno’s, a St.Kilda gastronomic institution for many decades of loyal customers gathered regularly to partake the bonhomie and Mirka Mora murals which festooned the walls with ducks, serpents, floral and doll-like motifs. One of Australia’s best-loved artist, Mirka Mora has passed this week, aged 90, much to the distress of the visual art community. HerContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Living Joyfully”

The Finkelstein Files: Moody Blues

Above: Visitor from Singapore to the gallery with Thierry B. over the weekend. New Coral Series painting installed entitled, The Deep Blue, 2018, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 183 x 183cm, P.O.A How many Abstract painters can confidently say, their oeuvre encompasses twenty-seven (27) different styles available to his clientele?! So much of Thierry B’s art can beContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Moody Blues”

The Finkelstein Files: In My Room

“Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women; kitchen of lust, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy.” – from ‘The House’ by Warsan Shire In My Room is the telling title of Helen Gory’s newest body of works – at once an invitation and a provocation. Strongly symbolist in nature and style, she hasContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: In My Room”

The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!

Wondering how to maximise your tax return for your business and feel like you’ve come out somehow on top?! With Australia’s tax breaks available to businesses which turnover under $10 million annually, owning your own art collection has never been so simple. Michael Fox, a leading Melbourne tax accountant specialising in the arts explains, “TheContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton

Above: Michelle Breton, Honey Dreaming, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Above: Michelle Breton, Trompette au Soleil, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Michelle Breton’s ouevre relates to deep inward feelings rather than appealing to the intellect –  a visceral expression of motifs. Organic is form and matter,Continue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton”

The Finkelstein Files: Wings of Desire

Artwork by: Thierry B Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 183 x 183cm. Interior Styling by David Hicks Artwork by: Thierry B Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 152 x 152cm, Private residence, Toorak.   Euphoria paintings by Thierry B emphasise free, spontaneous, and personal emotional expression. They exercise a freedom of technique and execution toContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Wings of Desire”

The Finkelstein Files: A Few of My Favourite Things!!!

In the last post for the year, 2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for many. I for one, am looking forward to a complete summer break with my favourite little peeps, my twin 8 year old’s.  It’s all about having fun and being in the moment, taking our time, and few plans except soaking up theContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: A Few of My Favourite Things!!!”

The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic

With art we travel. What leads us to search out meaning for the walls of our inner harbours and our exterior retreats? What combination of space, surface and colour lead us to a feeling of extended openness, of belonging to our surroundings, of expansion of space and the glimmer of inexplicable lightness. As we travelContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic”

The Finkelstein Files: The Winds of Change

I love it when the spring shifts ever so slightly into summery mode. If you are based in Melbourne, Australia – you may also have taken note & fished out your sandals last week when the mercury hit 31 degrees two days, back-to-back. Alas, as optimistic as even the most seasoned veteran of our blink-andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Winds of Change”