Le Jardin de Turandot
In Puccini's opera, Turandot, the princess of the Empire of China, is renowned for her legendary beauty but also for her great cruelty: any suitor who fails to answer three riddles will be decapitated. However, Prince Calaf wants to take up the challenge...
The wallpaper poetically depicts the garden of the Forbidden City in which the prince meets the princess Turandot; the great beauty of the precious trees, rare flowers, exotic birds, sparkling porcelains... in stark contrast to the cold atmosphere of the night where a prince gambles his fate to win over a princess's hand.
Dimensions of the panel : 65 x 125 cm (25.6 x 49.2 inches)
Chinese watercolor on rice paper