Coburg 1836 – 1919 Coburg
Isolde waiting for Tristan in the moonlight
(during the second act of the opera ‘Tristan und Isolde’ by Richard Wagner)
Oil on canvas : 35,3 X 46,5 cm
Signed bottom left ‘Max Bruckner”
Frame : 50,6 X 6,8 cm
During four decades (1870 – 1913) Max Brückner lead one of Germany’s leading scenic art studios of Germany in Coburg, in N. Bavaria. With his younger brother Gotthold he created influential stage designs for Richard Wagner’s operas at the Bayreuth festival.
Our mystical Symbolist painting with its typical dreamlike atmosphere shows Isolde waiting at night for her lover Tristan, an episode taken from act two of Richard Wagner’s famous opera, which premiered in Munich in 1865. This painting probably dates from circa 1886, when Brückner designed the stage decoration for the first performance of Tristan and Isolde in Bayreuth at the request of Cosima, Wagner’s widow.
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