"Nabucco" Archival Pigment Print Print by Mark Podwal

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Nabucco Archival Pigment Print Hand Signed by artist Mark Podwal

Verdi's Nabucco, based on the life of Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, was the inspiration for this original image. The artwork incorporates broken Jewish ceremonial objects from various eras with a winged Babylonian lion, symbolizing the plight of the Jewish people throughout history.

  • 36" x 24"
  • Archival Pigment Print
  • Limited edition 150 hand signed copies


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.

History

Verdi’s biblical drama about King Nebuchadnezzar and the exiled Israelites premiered in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1842. It was one of the composer’s earliest triumphs, and is considered by many to be the true beginning of his artistic career. The work is renowned for its rousing choruses, especially “Va, pensiero” (“Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”), which is now regarded as a kind of unofficial national anthem by many Italians who find in it moving echoes of their own historic quest for a nation-state.

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