Queen Of The Night, John Bellany
The Mozart Portfolio was a co-production with the Royal Academy in association with the Sunday Times in 1990 and marked the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death. Six prominent Royal Academicians were commissioned to produce original images inspired by Mozart.
John Bellany’s image is a highly coloured symbolic representation of The Queen of The Night from The Magic Flute
The six Royal Academicians are:
Three plate etching in thirty-four colours, printed by Jack Shirreff at 107 Workshop on 300gsm Velin Arches.
Paper size: 34" x 44". Image size 24" x 30"
About The Artist
John Bellany, CBE, RA was a Scottish painter.
Bellany was born in Port Seton. During the 1960s, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art and then at the Royal College of Art in London.
In much of his work, he drew inspiration from the coastal communities from which he came. Many of Bellany's paintings contain the fishing community, either oil paintings of harbours, or portraits of the fishing community people. His health problems which led to a liver transplant also inspired works.
A late life move to Barga, Tuscany, Italy had drastically changed his work which showed a huge optimism in the brighter colour range used.
Bellany's work is included in some of the world's great collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum, New York and Tate Britain, London.