Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen (I am lost to the world)

47.5" x 39.5"
oil on Canvas
Embark on a visual journey with Paula Arciniega's captivating painting inspired by Gustav Mahler's "Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen." This stunning piece, enriched by Paula's artistic finesse, invites viewers to explore the profound sentiments encapsulated within Mahler's composition.

The canvas comes alive with hues that mirror the introspective nature of Rückert's verses, delicately weaving a narrative of solitude and serenity. Paula's brushstrokes masterfully capture the essence of being lost to the worldly clamor, echoing the emotional resonance found in Mahler's music.

As you immerse yourself in this artwork, the interplay of color and form resonates with the meditative quality of Mahler's composition. Paula's ability to translate the ethereal beauty of "Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen" onto the canvas demonstrates her adeptness at infusing classical melodies with a contemporary visual language.

This painting stands as a testament to Paula Arciniega's skill in creating evocative artworks inspired by Mahler, offering enthusiasts a poignant and timeless exploration of music and visual art. Explore the serenity, introspection, and quietude portrayed in "Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen" as it adds a harmonious note to the intersection of classical music and contemporary painting.

"I am lost to the world with which I used to waste so much time, It has heard nothing from me for so long that it may very well believe that I am dead! It is of no consequence to me whether it thinks me dead; I cannot deny it, for I really am dead to the world. I am dead to the world's tumult, and I rest in a quiet realm! I live alone in my heaven, in my love and in my song! "

~ Friedrich Rückert  (1788-1866)

World premiere: 29 January 1905, Vienna. conducted by the composer.
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world)  by  Gustav Mahler
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
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