Kostas Kampouropoulos – Wotans Abschied


Kostas Kampouropoulos (1939-2018)
Wotans Abschied
painted between 2007-2016
oil on canvas
150 x 100 cm.
from a series inspired by Richard Wagner’s epic tetralogy project operas ‘The Ring of the Nibelung 

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Artist/Maker: Kostas Kampouropoulos (1939-2018)

Object/Materials and Techniques: Oil on canvas

Date: Painted between 2007-2016

Dimensions: H. 150 cm. x W. 100 cm.

Art style: Romantic elements with surrealistic expressionistic structures/Abstract art

Current Location: Private collection

Curator’s note: This painting is an homage to german and nordic mythology. As a great lover of the Wagnerian opuses, the painter herein depicts the legendary Germanic deity,Wotan, in his chariot, holding his spear and wearing his scandisk helmet; one of the most renowned characters in Richard Wagner’s opera ‘The Ring Nimpeloungk’, in the opera act of which the painter had once participated as a bass singer. An abstract composition with a visual language of shape, form and colour in an attempt to reproduce an illusive mythological scene. Emphasizing on a sky limit sense of movement, the analogies between musical and painterly composition are central in this piece, in an attempt of imitate the climax of the opera act.  

[ ‘The Ring Nimpeloungk’ is the title of an epic tetralogy project operas. It consists of the following four operas:

  1. ‘The Gold of the Rhine 
  2. ‘The Valkyrie 
  3. ‘Siegfried 
  4. ‘Twilight of the Gods . ]