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Wagner & Art

Postby Ajax » Tue May 18, 2004 9:27 am

After a trip to Richard Wagners' home in Bayreuth, Germany, I became very interested in his approach not only to opera but the sketches, art, and illustrations that preceded the opera. I was looking for books that reference some of this art. (examples of work, artistic influences, historical influences, people that worked with him.) The books would need to be written in English, unless they are loaded with pictures. Unfortunately, my german reading abilities are below-average.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Tue May 18, 2004 1:06 pm

Wagner's Birthday is Saturday (May 22nd). Don't forget to request a lot of him this week.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby piqaboo » Tue May 18, 2004 1:17 pm

I asked him to come over and clean the toilets at our house, but he hasnt replied yet.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Tue May 18, 2004 1:26 pm

I meant Richard, not Ricardo.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby lliam » Tue May 18, 2004 1:58 pm

Lliam.

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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Ajax » Tue May 18, 2004 4:12 pm

Thanks for the help, Iliam. Amazon.com has a few titles in reference to Wagners' art, politics, and music. I thought about starting with them.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0803297521.01.LZZZZZZZ.gif
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Tue May 18, 2004 10:59 pm

Ajax (or anyone interested in Wagner),

http://www.phatnav.com/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Richard_Wagner
(short bio)

http://www.trell.org/wagner/links.html
(bunch of links)

http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/Teutonic_Mythology
(check links at bottom)

<small>[ 05-19-2004, 07:50 AM: Message edited by: Serenity ]</small>
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Wed May 19, 2004 7:25 am

Lliam, check out these pictures of The Nibelung:

http://www.galleryrvdspek.demon.nl/htmrichard/muziekliteratuur.htm
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Ajax » Wed May 19, 2004 8:40 am

Those were excellent links, Serenity. You are certainly more internet savy than myself.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby lliam » Wed May 19, 2004 2:32 pm

Originally posted by Serenity:
Lliam, check out these pictures of The Nibelung:

http://www.galleryrvdspek.demon.nl/htmrichard/muziekliteratuur.htm
Hi Serenity, I don't understand the artworks, I like the portraits of Mozart and Haydn. the very last one was more porn than art.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Wed May 19, 2004 3:54 pm

Ay carumba! Didn't see that one!

Since you posted a link to a portrait of Wagner, I thought you would like the pictures relating to themes on the Ring Cycle. Just sharing...
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Ajax » Wed May 19, 2004 4:10 pm

I have a book at home with interesting illustrations sketched from the Ring Cycle. They were completed during during Wagners' life. Interesting, if you are an artlover anyway.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Wed May 19, 2004 9:25 pm

What's the ISBN number of the book?
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Ajax » Thu May 20, 2004 8:25 am

ISBN: 0486237796
Arhtur Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's Ring.

It was a cheap Dover publication I aquired at Barnes & Noble.
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby lliam » Thu May 20, 2004 9:41 am

Originally posted by Serenity:

Since you posted a link to a portrait of Wagner, I thought you would like the pictures relating to themes on the Ring Cycle. Just sharing...
Hi again Serenity,
I just happened to have that website in my bookmarks so, I was sharing, the same as you.

I must admit I do love Wagners music. ;)
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Serenity » Thu May 20, 2004 10:01 am

According to the editorial review of Rackham's book at Amazon, this book is Rackham's "masterpiece, regarded by some as the greatest representation of Wagner's drama ever produced".
http://my.linkbaton.com/get?genre=book&item=0486237796
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Re: Wagner & Art

Postby Ajax » Thu May 20, 2004 11:24 am

Rackham certainly has his own style that was appropriate to Wagners' music. Good stuff!
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