Newsletter - 23rd August 2021

August 21, 2021
Dione Verulam, Wotan and Brunnhilde's Rock, collage, 120 x 87 cms
Dione Verulam, Wotan and Brunnhilde's Rock, collage, 120 x 87 cms

DIONE VERULAM - WAGNER'S RING CYCLE SERIES

 

In recent months, Dione Verulam has made a collection of collages, oils, linocuts and collagraphs in response to Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (often referred to as The Ring Cycle). Completed in 1874, the four operas: Das RheingoldDie WalküreSiegfried and Götterdämmerung have entertained and inspired artists, writers and musicians for well over a century. 

Dione's work is an interpretation of Wagner's world in which gods and goddesses, giants, a dragon, heroes and heroines roam in a Germanic landscape. Images from the artist's sketchbooks have leapt into the mix: Hunding’s Hut is based on a Transylvanian shepherd's hut perched in summer upland grazings, the 'golden' Rhine is a view of the Dordogne from the village of Beynac, Brunnhilde’s fire stems from a bonfire party and the setting for Wotan and Fricka’s argument about marriage is based on the River Spey. 

 

Wotan and Brünnhilde's Rock
Collage
120 x 87 cms

 

Hunding's Dogs

Collage
46 x 63 cms

 

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Leslie Pratt

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