Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shadows of Prague

Original painting
on canvas
24" X 36"



December 5th marks the 219  anniversary
of Mozart's death
(1791)


This  painting was inspired by Mozart's life in Prague,1787.
He used to rent the rooms on the building on the right side of the street.On the left side of the street,Mozart's Opera libretist and friend was also living there at the time, they used to comunicate with each other thru the balcony, and windows of these buildings. I imagined all this going on when I was working on this painting.
If you are lucky enough to go to Prague, this street is still there, and the buildings as well,of course painted in diferent colours.

Mozart's music is being performed,recorded, and listened to at this time than ever before...
the explanation must be simple:
 An universal response to beauty
To me, Mozart  represents the pinnacle of human creative achievement.


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8 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you deer EriKa for the Mozart reminders and lessons and the beautiful inspiration behind your work. I love to hear these stories. It always amazes me to see places where such life and work happened...to be at a street corner and see where he lived and visited and interacted on a daily basis..fascinating indeed!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Erika,

This painting of the street in Prague is wonderful.
Loved the thought of Mozart communicating through the open windows.
Have never been to Prague but one day hope to. Yes, Mozart's music is still so popular today and I enjoy his outstanding and expressive work.

Wishing you a joyous holiday
Hugs
Carolyn

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dear Lancerika:-)*

What a beautiful work...your painting makes a realy touch!
Prague and Mozart...just absolutely great atmosphere is here on your painting!

Thank you for share your wonderful work with us here,

Much Love,
***Violetta***

shari @ little blue deer said...

This is exactly my kind of art! Love the colors, just stunning! XX!

BonjourRomance said...

SO beautiful - I love to hear the background behind your paintings. There must be a lovely story of inspiration behind each one!
Bon semiane,
Mimi

Indie.Tea said...

Its beautiful...a bit different, less 'organic' (more linear) than most of the other pieces you've posted I think.

Createology said...

I am hoping to visit Prague in the future. Your painting is intriguing. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. May you enjoy this beautiful season with all of its magic and wonder. Happy Holly Jolly Joy...

desde my ventana said...

Thank you Lancerika for this beautiful post.
I wish you a Happy Christmas time full of Joy and Love,
Hugs,
Cecilia