Creatures of a Day (Paradise Paintings)

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 2017 48 × 36 in 121.92 × 91.44 cm $9,900

About Creatures of a Day (Paradise Paintings)

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.