Paris Opera Ceiling
Medium:Offset Lithograph on Textured Paper
Height: 25.25 in
Width: 35 in
Small circle within a larger circle. They depict scenes and landmarks of Paris in pastel colors.
The Paris Opera House, or Palais Garnier, is a 2,200-seat opera house in Paris, France, built 1875. A grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style, it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time. In 1896, one of the counter-weights for the grand chandelier fell, killing one person. This, as well as the underground lake, cellars, and other elements of the Opera House, inspired Gaston Leroux in 1909 to write his classic Gothic novel, The Phantom of the Opera.