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From oil painting portrait to screen printing

Research and creation of a new masterpiece

On January 29, in a dreadful fire, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice was fully destroyed. The Callas' painting, which was stored in one of La Fenice repositories, was reduced to ashes too.

In the first days of March 1996, Roberto Delpiano - who was already working with Bruno Tosi for exhibition panels for both Callas and the Barber of Seville exhibit materials - discussed with Tosi the possibility of replacing the destroyed painting with a new work of art.

And it was thought to add the image of the fire at La Fenice, to represent the fire that always had burned inside Maria Callas, and that had made her the greatest and inimitable soprano of all times.

Bruno Tosi in a stock image from the early 2000s

Photograph of the fire of the "Teatro La Fenice".
It was reproduced, digitized and inserted by Roberto Delpiano on the image of the Maria Callas painting to obtain the desired atmosphere

The final screenprint - 1997

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