Moyna Flannigan is known for her eerie portraits of fictitious subjects. The artist is interested in people watching and the works are produced through a search to identify a particular person and a context for them; Flannigan then paints these imaginary individuals, pieced together from various personalities she has known. Reminiscent of Italian Mannerism, these paintings reveal that the portrait is not a window into the soul but that we can all wear masks and can all be unknowable.
'The Last Minster' is one in a series of seven paintings titled 'I'm a stranger here myself', produced for an exhibition held at Doggerfisher Gallery during the Edinburgh International Festival in 2002. The seven paintings all featured fictitious men in different forms of extravagant dress, all of which appear to be caught in a private world of fantasy.
- Artwork Details: 65 x 55cm
- Material description: oil on canvas
- Credit line: © the artist
- Theme: Portrait
- Medium: Painting
- Accession number: ACC54/2002