L’apres-midi d’un Faune

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Specification

Size

Medium

Editions

Limited Edition

Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Release Date

1983

Shipping and Framing

This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.

The Marcus Ashley Gallery in Lake Tahoe is an idyllic space to view and acquire art. The gallery exhibits a host of exemplary work, from sculptures and limited-edition prints to lithographs and metal figurines.  Here, visitors will find Michael Parkes art, an unbelievable collection of magic realism work. The artist relies on intriguing themes such as philosophy, mysticism, and symbolism, which he brings to life with his unique perspective.

Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem titled L’après-midi d’un faune was turned into an orchestral piece by French composer Debussy. After several revisions, he released Prélude in 1894, depicting Mallarmé’s work with finesse. Parkes captures the poem’s imagery in his aptly titled painting L’apres-midi d’un Faune.

The artist portrays a transformative depiction of the faun from the poem by roughly sketching its half human–half goat form. The mythological creature floats through the litho print à la Nijinsky, who played the faun in a ballet performance of the musical piece in 1912. Parkes captures the vigor and beauty of the powerful composition as a lovely homage to the late poet and composer.

L’apres-midi d’un Faune will be an exquisite addition to an upscale restaurant, estate, library, hotel, or apartment.