60" x 48"
Oil on Canvas
private collection
Experience the captivating allure of Paula Arciniega's painting "Carmen," a stunning addition to her Nudes Collection. Commissioned by the Toronto City Opera to celebrate their 50th anniversary season and inspired by Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, this masterpiece embodies the essence of passion and drama. As Paula prepared for her role in performing Carmen with TCO, she immersed herself in the music, channeling its emotional depth into vibrant visual form. Paula's profound connection to music, combined with her artistic talent, allows her to capture the essence of Carmen in richly symbolic images bursting with color and meaning. Dive into the world of "Carmen" and discover the harmonious fusion of music and art that defines Paula's unique creative vision.
Introduction Pt 1  by  Stravinsky
Listen from  0:00  to  3:28
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
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