Creatures of a Day (Paradise Paintings) by Milly Ristvedt, RCA

Year
2017
Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
48 × 36 inches
121.92 × 91.44 cm
$9900
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About the Work

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.

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