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Anselm Kiefer: Artist Rooms: Parsifal I, II and III, 1973

Anselm Kiefer: Artist Rooms: Parsifal I, II and III, 1973
Archive Shelf Location Disc 743
Publication Date 26 Oct 2010
Description Oil on paper laid on canvas 3247 x 2198 mm The Parsifal cycle comprises four large paintings, of which three are included in the exhibition. The titles refer to Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal and its source in a 13th century romance by Wolfram von Eschenbach, which was based on the legend of the Holy Grail. The setting for this painting is Kiefer’s attic studio. The presence of a baby’s cot points to the birth and early life of the hero Parsifal. It also suggests that the artist’s studio is a place of genesis.
Credit Photo: Colin Davison Image courtesy of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Copyright © Tate, London 2010
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Related Artist Anselm Kiefer
Related Event Anselm Kiefer: Artist Rooms On Tour with the Art Fund (8 October - 16 January 2011)
Related Galleries Tate, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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