Tristan & Isolde

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Title

Tristan & Isolde

Subject

Description

The composition is most likely a reference to a scene from the opera, Tristan und Isolde, by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). In the immediate foreground on the right is a person lying on the ground in front of a rock where another figure is reclined on top of the rock; these two figures are looking left towards the man standing with a spear in his left hand, wearing a horned helmet, a full black beard and long cloak over his costume. The man is looking at the two figures by the rock and to the right of the man is a figure in a white dress. The man is looking at the two figures by the rock and to the right of the man is a figure in a white dress. To the right of this figure is another figure, presumably a woman, kneeling behind the rock in the foreground, she is looking down on the figure on the rock. A dark angular barrier separates the figures in the foreground from the partially exposed soldiers in the background. Two of the three soldiers are witnessing the scene in the foreground and a third soldier appears to be walking towards the foreground. A narrow band of light and gray can be seen at the very top of the composition.

Source

Dehn Drawer 18

Date

1935

Contributor

Gift of Mrs. Virginia Dehn

Relation

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Kathy Daniels, at (651) 690-6637.

Format

ink
lithography
11 x 14.5 inches

Type

Print

Identifier

2013.0.133

Collection

Citation

Dehn, Adolf (1895-1968), “Tristan & Isolde,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed April 15, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3340.

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