Immortality

Immortality

1886

Henri Fantin-Latour

(French, 1836-1904)

Lithograph

Platemark: 22.9 x 14.8 cm (9 x 5 13/16 in.)

Gift of Ralph King 1921.57

Catalogue raisonné: Hediard 61

State: I

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"Wagnerism"—the fascination with Richard Wagner’s music and aesthetic theories—was ignited in Paris in 1861 with the premier of Tannhäuser, an opera so controversial that it was forced to close after the third performance. Wagner’s concept of the gesamtkunstwerk, the total work of art in which all the arts were to be equal and united, sparked the imagination of artists and writers of the period. Fantin-Latour in particular dedicated himself to transferring the suggestive powers of music to his graphic work.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph
Credit line: 
Gift of Ralph King

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