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Rutherford's love of the theatre is evident in this work. The careful capturing of the stage lighting makes the performers' costumes sparkle and glitter. The shine from the stage radiates out over the audience and architectural details of the theatre. Rutherford captures that magical moment of anticipation when the theatre is plunged into darkness and only the stage is alight, with the performers coming out from the side wings.
oil on canvas
H 61.5 x W 51 cm
purchased from the artist, 1985