Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Set Design for "The Magic Flute" - Starry Sky for the Queen of the Night

Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Date: 1815
Technique: Gouache, 463 x 616 mm

One of the most impressive incunabula of the intellectual enthusiasm in the Romantic period for the Orient (and especially for Egypt) was Schinkel's stage design for Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. For the Queen of the Night it shows the Egyptian starry sky.

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