Pines Of Rome

54" x 48"
oil on Canvas
Pines of Rome is a symphonic poem written in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi and, together with Fontane di Roma and Feste Romane, forms what is sometimes loosely referred to as his "Roman trilogy". Each movement depicts the pine trees in different locations in Rome at different times of day. 

when I think of the Pines of Rome I like to imagine the bark and the rings of the tree trunks as they grow. the history that those rings represent, the events those pines have witnessed. Especially in a city like Rome! with its rich history of philosophy, music and art. I feel the cyclical connection of time in those rings.
- Paula Arciniega
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
Listen to the TSO's full 2013 performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: