Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Overture to Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini

James P. Aldworth acrylic on paper 1992
35 x 35 framed

Semiramide is an opera in two acts by Rossini which is based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis. It was first performed in Venice in 1823. Aldworth chose to use sweeping curves and angular swatches of many colors, primarily oranges, greens, blues, and black to interpret the Overture.

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