…..but with real gold
Ok, not so much gold that the picture would gain in value 😊
It’s not that I haven’t painted a lot lately, but I’m making slower progress than usual. Some of the work is almost finished and then, only small things are missing, I break off. Once out of the flow, it’s difficult to pick up where you left off the day before.
So today I’m only showing one work. It ties in stylistically with the “dream sequences” that I presented recently.
I tried to refine the narrative aspect and gain more space.
At the same time, I’m also trying to move forward with a topic on which I’ve only taken a few hesitant steps: the world of opera.
As always, I’m not interested in illustrating, but in going into certain aspects of the composer or into the scenic aspects of the opera. Though operas by Wagner would logically only make sense at a later point in time I still thought that Rheingold would be a good start.
What fascinated me about Richard Wagner right from the start is his concept of Gesamtkunstwerk (the total conception of art) and then his themes: Not only his protagonists but also objects such as Siegfried’s sword Nothung have been assigned as musical themes by Wagner. Translating these thoughts into my painting would be an exciting task. Maybe I’ll use the summer months to get further.
I have previously dealt with the topic of Valhalla and with it the downfall of the “superstructure”, of power, of dominance thinking, and posted about it HERE. So I only need to fill in the space between Rheingold and Götterdämmerung 🙂
This link below is intended as a little extra: someone has combined my work on the subject of the sea or water into a video clip. Not as exciting as my last presentation, but useful for the project.