1975

The Rake’s Progress

29 works

Hockney designed sets and costumes for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of The Rake’s Progress. As with Hockney’s 1961-63 etchings, A Rake’s Progress, William Hogarth’s series of prints, A Rake’s Progress, was the inspiration for the three-act avant-garde opera by Igor Stravinsky with absurdist libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman. Hockney used cross-hatching and parallel lines, typical of engraving technique, to mimic Hogarth’s prints in his set designs.

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