La Gioconda

Valentino Monticello

TitleLa Gioconda
ArtistValentino Monticello
Paper Size (W x H)20 x 19 ins
Edition Size195
Price £240.00 Excluding VAT

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This stunning work of art based upon a scene in La Gioconda and is produced, in accordance with the artist’s customary technique, using only the labels taken from bottles of fine wine. La Gioconda is an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli set to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito. It was first performed in Milan in 1876, when it became a major success for Ponchielli. It was not just the title that made it such a success but rather its music and the poetic quality of Arrigo Boito’s score;  “La Gioconda” is the Italian term for the “Mona Lisa”, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

The story, based upon a long-forgotten drama called Angelo, Tyran de Padoue by Victor Hugo, is an emotional roller coaster of high passion and self-sacrifice. It has a sumptuous and dramatic score, which includes some marvellous arias. La Gioconda is regularly performed especially in Italy and it is one of only a few operas that features a principal role for each of the six major voice types.

The print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and bearing a matching number to the print.

About the Artist

Valentino Monticello

Valentino Monticello has three passions: wine, opera, and art. An exceptional talent, Monticello cuts and shapes his favourite wine labels into unique artworks.

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