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Evil vanishes: Rogelio de Egusquiza and Wagner´s Parsifal

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday 6 November 2013 | 8:21:00 pm

Parsifal - Rogelio de Egusquiza 

The Museo del Prado in Madird, is holding an exhibition of the work of Cantabrian painter Rogelio de Egusquiza featuring some of his work as inspired by Wagner's Parsifal.

This group of paintings, drawings and prints, donated by the artist in 1902, is now on display at the Prado for the first time. It represents a unique and surprising evocation of the intense, heroic mysticism that characterises the Wagnerian universe and is also one of the most interesting examples of European Symbolism.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints from the museum's collection, shown for the first time at the Prado. The works come from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, where the artist had donated them.

And should you be in or visit London, The British Museum holds a set  of Egusquiza's Parsifal prints - and one of Tristan und Isolde - together with portraits of Wagner, Prince Ludwig and Schopenhauer (Egusquiza rather liked Wagner - as you might have gathered). Find a selection below.

More (and full details) to be found at the British Museum