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Illustrations for R. Wagner's opera The Ring of the Nibelung

Illustrations for R. Wagner's opera The Ring of the Nibelung

These illustrations are a response to a self initiated brief to illustrate the story and the music of Richard Wagner's opera The Ring of the Nibelung. This set of illustrations explores the expansive, mystical, magical and sinister world of the story; a world inhabited by gods, giants, mythical creatures and mortals. Similarly as in Wagner's music the focus in my illustrations is the communication of mood, atmosphere, monumentality, vulnerability, power, hierarchy, tragedy and the immense sense of fate in the world of the Nibelung.

Twilight of the Gods, Ruta Daubure
The Rhinegold, Ruta Daubure
The Valkyrie, Ruta Daubure