Rafael Colón Hand Painted Violin (La Bohème)

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Rafael Colón Hand Painted Violin (La Bohème)

Rafael Colón presents his tribute to the world’s most beloved opera, La Bohème. The artist skillfully portrays the heartbreaking story of this bittersweet romantic tragedy on his one of a kind, hand etched and hand painted violin dedicated to lovers everywhere.

Each beautifully painted, collectible violin is one of a kind. It is hand drawn, wood burned and hand painted on front and back by the artist in his NYC studio using oil, acrylic and marker paints. The violin comes with a bow, a case and a display stand and can be displayed on a shelf, piano or any flat surface.

Rafael Colón’s work is in the collection of the Queen of Sweden, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, the Tony Hawk Foundation and others. His art has been featured at El Museo del Barrio and at The Asia Society New York City.

  • Wood
  • Oil, acrylic & marker paints
  • One of a kind
  • Includes bow, case & display stand
  • Violin: 8.3” W x 2.8” D x 23.4” L

History

La Bohème


One of the most popular operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, La Bohème made its world première on February 1,1896, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where it was conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.

Set in Paris, in the 1830s, the near-destitute artist Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm on Christmas Eve in their Latin Quarter garret by feeding the stove with pages from Rodolfo’s latest drama. When Mimì, their neighbor, knocks on the door asking to borrow a candle she and Rodolfo
meet. Thus begins a fateful relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.

The Metropolitan Opera staged La Bohème for the first time on December 26,1900, with Luigi Mancinelli conducting. Since then it has been performed at the Met over a thousand times. Its 2018/2019 season production was hailed by the New York Times as “A thrilling La Bohème … radiating warmth … luxury cast”.

Puccini died in Brussels on November 29, 1924. The news of his death reached Rome during a performance of La Bohème. The opera was immediately stopped and the orchestra played Chopin’s Funeral March for the stunned audience.

 

 

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