egg tempera and resinous oil (amber) on panel
2002 - 145 x 203 mm

"Lasciar le donne? Pazzo! Sai ch'elle per me son necessarie più del pan che mangio, più dell'aria che spiro!"

Indeed : Lorenzo Da Ponte and Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart gave us one of the finest opera's ever written.

Based on the etching I did during the nineteen-eighties. The face of 'Donna Elvira' is a kind of portrait of a friend of mine who lives in France.
Kind of, because her husband said it really looks like her thirty years ago, when he fell in love with her. I didn't know either at the time.