Posted August 27, 2014

Posted August 27, 2014

Paintings by Rogelio de Egusquiza and Cal Pedranti

Egusquiza and Wagner´s Parsifal in the Museo del Prado – to October 27, 2014

R. D. Egusquiza was an established artist when he met Wagner in 1879, whom he already admired and followed. He was the only Spanish artist to establish a first-hand relationship with the composer, albeit of a sporadic, respectful nature. This acquaintanceship completely transformed Egusquiza’s artistic concerns and from then on he focused on the iconography of the composer’s works.…

The Pedranti Wagner Collection recently acquired by the Wagner Society of Northern California – the paintings were a gift of The Cal Pedranti Trust.

Cal Pedranti (1922 – 2001), San Francisco painter and Wagnerian, had an exhibition of his Wagner themed paintings in Bayreuth during a Festival.  Two Pedranti paintings were featured inside the program for the 1953 Bayreuth production of Parsifal. An image of one of Cal Pedranti’s paintings from the program is attached below as a Jpeg image.

The Wagner Society of Northern California plans an exhibition of the Pedranti works in 2015.