Painting from films

January 04, 1996|By John Dorsey

Stuart Stein's paintings are inspired by film stills. He takes images, from films such as Sergei Eisenstein's "The Battleship Potemkin," and fashions from them paintings that may lend themselves to more than one interpretation. His show, "Stuart Stein: New Paintings," opening tomorrow at Galerie Francoise, is largely made up of paintings that have to do with sleep and death. If the figure in "The Romance," shown here, looks familiar, that's because it is: It comes from "West Side Story" and also closely resembles a painting by Manet which was itself based on a 17th-century Spanish painting.

At Galerie Francoise in Green Spring Station, Falls and Joppa roads, tomorrow through Jan. 31. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call (410) 337-2787.

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