A 120-square-meter painting is mounted into the Iron Curtain of the Great Hall and will be on display to visitors of the Latvian National Opera.
“I am pleased that the interior of the Great Hall of the Latvian National Opera is complemented by a work of contemporary art that forms an organic play between different eras, the end of the 19th century, when the interior of the Great Hall was created, and today. We carried out this project, inspired by the Vienna National Opera model. It is a real pleasure to work again with one of the most distinguished Latvian painters, Andris Eglītis, whose first work in our opera house was a screenwriter for “Hamlet” opera, including eight fascinating large-format paintings,” noted the Chairman of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet Board, Egils Siliņš.
According to the author of the work, Andris Eglītis, the painting is intended as a "dynamic, imaginative composition with a readable atmosphere of light and space, shapes and volumes, but nothing specific can be distinguished, which prompts the viewer's imagination to travel in interpretations". The artist said it is one of a series of works inspired by algae.