‘[title not known]’, John Piper, 1972 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘[title not known]’, John Piper, 1972 John Piper designed the sets for the first staging of the opera Death in Venice in 1973. The opera was based on the novella by Thomas Mann and was the work of British composer Benjamin Britten with Myfanwy Piper, who wrote the libretto.Piper’s sets used narrow revolving panels painted with details of Venetian architecture. This screenprint is from a portfolio of eight based on the sketches he made for the set designs.
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John Piper – part 2
Famous for his romantic landscapes, views of ruined churches, stately homes and castles, John Piper (1903 – 1992) is considered to be one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century. This is part 2 of a 3-part post on the works of John Piper. Parts 1 and 2 show his work chronologically. Part 3 features his 1964 series ‘Churches’, and his 1977 series ‘Victorian Dream Palaces’. For biographical notes on Piper, and for earlier works, see part 1. 1968 Besse, Dordogne screenprint…
‘Seaton Delaval’, John Piper, 1941 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Seaton Delaval’, John Piper, 1941 The baroque castle of Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, was built by John Vanbrugh between 1718 and 1729 and destroyed by fire in 1822. Piper visited the castle in 1941. He had previously made records of major buildings in anticipation of their destruction through bombing or modernisation. He had also recorded bomb-damage, and found parallels between the ruined castle and these recent subjects. The image seems to be both a nostalgic lament…