Τρίτη, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Ferdinand Leeke - Parsifal & Lohengrin



     Parsifal in Quest of the Holy Grail 1912 

Ferdinand Leeke was born in Burg, near Magdeburg, Germany on April 7th 1859. He studied at the Munich Academy under the famed Johann Herterich (1843-1905), considered to be a remarkable genre and historical painter, and with the Hungarian genre and landscape painter, Alexander von Wagner (1838-1919).

    
Lohengrin 1916

Around 1889 Leeke was commissioned by Siegfried Wagner, the son of the composer Richard Wagner, to paint a series of paintings showing scenes from ten operas of Wagner.
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