Scenery designs

Annotations

Barry Kay produced a substantial number of designs for the forest theme to explore solutions that correspond with the opera’s setting and mood as envisioned by Janáček. Without further evidence, however, it cannot de discerned which of them have actually been realized on stage.

The Lake in the Forest

Design for the backdrop, Act I, scene 2

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
28.5 cm x 49.5 cm


The Lake in the Forest

Design for a proscenium curtain or scene cloth

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30.5 cm x 49.5 cm


The Lake in the Forest

Design for a proscenium curtain or scene cloth

one of two studies, verso
brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30.5 cm x 49.5 cm


The Forest

Set design – permanent setting for all forest scenes
gouache and watercolor on paper
30 cm x 40.5 cm


The Inn

Set design, Act III, scene 2 [?]

brush; gouache and watercolour on paper
33 cm x 48 cm


The Forest

Design for the backdrop, recto

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30.5 cm x 49.5 cm

verso: drawing below


The Forest

Design for the backdrop, verso

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30 cm x 49.5 cm

recto: drawing above


all: Collection Barry Kay Archive