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Fly me to the Moon

Mixed media
50x40x2 cm (w/h/d)
For sale

About the work

In the painting 'Fly me to the moon' the lunar lander is depicted on the moon. The painting shows the lander on the moon fifty years ago. In the background the rise of the earth can be seen. The painting shows Beethoven (in the context of the Beethoven year) in spacesuit. On the flag is the Moonlight Sonata and in the foreground two bottles of wine (with Beethoven's head on it).
There is a special anecdote about the last words that Beethoven spoke just before his death. for example, after receiving the sacrament of the last oil (for the dying) he would have said the following: “Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est…” ('Applauds, friends, the performance has ended ...', the usual ending of a piece of music). This spell can be found at the bottom on the right of the painting.
In addition, Schott, the publisher of Beethoven's music, would have sent him wine on his sick bed. Tradition has it that Beethoven would have looked at the wine and his last words were, "Damage, damage, too late." The bottles of wine and the last words can also be found at the bottom on the left of the painting.