Magic of La Bohème

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International book project (with contest)
Art Book ‘Magic of La Bohème
(Book series: LOUNGE 2 – volume IX)

Editor: Kurt Ries

165th birthday and also the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s death (one year later)

You may use Google Translate in the sidebar. (Die deutschsprachigen Teilnahmebedingungen können per E-Mail erfragt werden!)

No limitation on size, style, medium and subject for your works of art, but it should be related to our explanation of the topic (according to your absolutely free interpretation – see below / the text highlighted in red).

Since you are invited, your participation is guaranteed!

“Only the world of reality has its limits, while the world of the imagination is boundless.” (J.-J. Rousseau)

With one image you can present your work on a full page. I need up to three artworks (jpg files). The book has the character of a beautiful gift book with art and lyrical poems. It will be bilingual (English as the first language plus German): EXAMPLE (sample book) Or look at other volumes in the most upper menu ART BOOKS!

Please send first an email before you pay:

Deadline for payment: August 15, 2022

(JPEG-images can be sent later – by January 31, 2023.) If you are interested please ask for our Quick Guide What is needed to sign up? with the current payment details!

The places in the book are limited! You can reserve your page(s) by paying the entry fee.

  • Reduced fee: EUR 139 for one of your artworks on a full page (instead of EUR 155, because of the Corona situation).

Additional images: Please see item PAYMENT in the rules!

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Download: After your click on the links, please click on the arrow!

Please read carfully the respective current rules Part 1, item PAYMENT. Payment must be made to Kurt Ries. Please use the right email address with Paypal and also the right bank account number!

Please help to avoid mistakes! Read the samples carefully and register in the same way.

Here you can download the entire invitation:

You can copy the text for Google Translate. To make sure you understand everything, please compare with the English text!

Included in the fee:

  • A printed art gift book will be published, with your page and one selected artwork, indicating your website address (if desired).
  • Providing the book with the specific PR content and design.
  • An art slogan (bilingual) for each artwork, an entertaining foreword and poems, selected by the editor.
  • The artist receives the simple right of use of the book (worldwide) for an unlimited period of time.
  • Participation in the contest for the book design awards.

See also our free services (the link below)! Presentation of the book in the internet by an online book blog posts and other presentations…

You confirm your participation with your payment. It means you have read, understood and agree to the rules and conditions.

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Sample book: series LOUNGE 2, volume 1


a) I need your address (decisive for your payment) and your current website address, if there.

b) Please rename your jpg images with the following file name:
(your first and last name number country – without comma!)

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Sample book: series LOUNGE 2, volume 1

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If you order more pages, please send us more images!

c) Please rank the artworks according to your preference! Artwork information should be exactly in the following format:

First and Last name Number of the picture, Country, Title, Year, Technique, Size in cm
Pablo Picasso 1 France, Portrait, 2013, oil on Canvas, 80 x 100 cm)

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Sample book: double page

There are up to 3 artworks needed (an image of each piece to be sent as a jpg file of approx. 3,000 to 4,000 KB), out of which will be selected one. One side of the image file must be 20 cm long by 300 dpi.

Please send your address and the information of your artworks together with your images to the following email address:

Alternatively (if the emails not arrive):


Sample book - book series LOUNGE 3 - volume 1
Sample book: series LOUNGE 2, volume 1

2. ABOUT THE BOOK (See PART 2 of the Rules!)

The bilingual book will be printed in soft and hardcover (21 x 21 cm). Artists can buy copies of the printed book at a reduced author price. No compulsory purchase! No print copies are included in the cost to publish. Please see in detail the Author’s Price section in the PART 2 of the Rules! Regarding distribution please click on the links included!

3. COPYRIGHT (See PART 3 of the Rules!)

By paying the fee, the artist acquires the right to use the book as specified in a special contract, which comes into force when it is signed by the artist. The copyright and other rights of artwork use remain with the artist. The works are, therefore, freely available to the artist!

Explanation on the subject: “Magic of La Bohème”

Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece „La Bohème” is one of the five most performed operas. Its worldwide success is mainly based on the fact that it is about the true representation of the life, suffering and love of artists who want to work without making concessions to public taste. Following on from this, any work of art unrelated to the subject is welcome, including unconventional creations, because bohemians have always wanted absolute freedom in their work. The libretto of the opera is based on the novel “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème” by Henri Murger and is set in Paris. While impressions from Paris are welcome, they are not a priority. The book will be designed accordingly by the editor, with a discussion about Puccini and the bohemian theme in the foreword. Next year we will be celebrating both the 165th birthday and also the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s death. The bohemian theme is very popular: Charles Aznavour took it up in his world-famous chanson, „La Bohème,“ while Thomas Mann also devoted his attention to Puccini’s opera in his novel „The Magic Mountain“. The Broadway rock musical “Rent” also takes up the theme.

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