Cuatro estaciones (Vivaldi) by dasil

Cuatro estaciones (Vivaldi)

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Added: Jun 25, 2007
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acrylics on canvas - polyptych 122x91 cm / 48x36"

Regrouped, the Four Seasons pay tribute to an illustrious composer whom I admire, Vivaldi.

He is seen wearing the usual white wig of his public life, from which escapes the rich red hair of his private life. His gaze is directed straight at us, serene and serious, intense and meditative, charging into the future. His hair is streaming, carried by the twirling wind of his music.

The city outlined in the background could be Venice, but little does it matter, as it represents this universal location where congregates the very people for whom his music is intended.

The violin recovers here its traditional form, suggested by the warm reddish colour of the wood that dons the head of the maestro.

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Guest's picture

I really love this. I sat and stared at this for a long time and am amazed. Excellent job!!

angelsg33's picture

All I can say is WOW!!!! and go away shaking my head in amazement at this wonderful piece of art.

dasil's picture

You're so right - The fact is I was doing the Four Seasons, and then decided to rearrange it to superpose (better to add a new layer) with the face of a "person" (who could be Vivaldi - there's really only one picture of him that I am aware of). So, the Four Seasons are not directly inspired by his music.

carles's picture

One of my favorite of yours. The original must look great. One thing made me wonder, though: in his four seasons, Vivaldi painted a summer that was harassing with heat. Nothing cheerful really. But I do not find that same bitter-sweet taste in summer here. Is it intentional ? Wonderful piece all the same.

Art at its best.