Creatures of a Day (Paradise Paintings) Milly Ristvedt, RCA
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 48 × 36 inches
121.92 × 91.44 cm
A lemon yellow rectangle held by a whisper white band is flanked by squares of pink, navy, blood red and white on a washed ground of pale lime. A conversation about visual and philosophical balance emerges from this powerful composition titled "Creatures of a Day" from the Paradise group of paintings. Derived from the Meditations of Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius, the title is a reflection on mortality "all of us are creatures of a day." The eight canvases in this group are thematically titled after the Paradise Papers.