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Verdi Archival Pigment Print by Mark Podwal

Item# 1000006761


"Verdi in Costumes from his Operas"
Verdi Archival Pigment Print Hand Signed by artist Mark Podwal


Print of gouache acrylic paintings by Mark Podwal portraying Verdi as Rigoletto, Philip II, Falstaff, and King of Egypt.

Printed on archival quality paper with archival inks and hand signed by the artist.

Print size (inches): 16" W x 20" H

About the Artist:
Mark Podwal's work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among many others.  He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Newspaper Design, and the French government named him an officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Verdi’s riveting drama was first seen in 1851 at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Together with his next two works, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, it formed the basis for the composer’s lasting success. For his new production, director Michael Mayer has moved the action from 16th-century Mantua to 1960s Las Vegas: “I tried to imagine a recent world that captures the decadence of the Duke’s palace, where the participants are in pursuit of power, money, and beauty,” he says. Las Vegas in the ’60s is such a world, where a kind of prankster energy could go bad.”
 

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