• Jacques Louis David, attributed: Death of Camilla, late 18th/early 19th century; ink and graphite on paper; 31 5/16 x 41 5/16 in.; BAMPFA, museum purchase.

Five Tables of Bohemian Rhapsody: An Artist’s Fantasy

Bohemian rhapsody is often interpreted as an artist’s fantasy or related to Greek history and theater. Like a night at the opera, this Five Tables display features the raw emotion and drama of the neoclassical art style through pieces from BAMPFA’s collection. It focuses on the elements of drama, tragedy, and extravagance seen in Greek plays, operas, and the neoclassical painting style.