Im Abendrot

48" x 60"
Oil on Canvas
Step into the profound realm of Paula Arciniega's 'Im Abendrot,' a visual meditation inspired by R. Strauss' 'Four Last Songs' and Joseph Von Eichendorff's verses. This painting delves into the twilight of existence, where shared sorrows and joys find repose above a quiet land. "As valleys bow and darkness settles, skylarks soar dreamily", inviting introspection on life's journey, weariness, and the contemplation of a tranquil end beneath the deep hues of a sunset.

“We have gone through sorrow and joy hand in hand; Now we can rest from our wandering above the quiet land. Around us, the valleys bow; the air is growing darker. Just two skylarks soar upwards dreamily into the fragrant air. Come close to me, and let them flutter. Soon it will be time for sleep. Let us not lose our way in this solitude. O vast, tranquil peace, so deep at sunset! How weary we are of wandering — Is this perhaps death?”    ~ Joseph Von Eichendorff
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With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008