The Rite of Spring

Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes & Procession of the Oldest and Wisest

48" x 72" x 2
Acrylic + oil on Canvas   DipTych
Left  –  Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes  –  Here I utilize the superior shape of the triangle to represent the dominating rhythm and the powerful propulsion of the polyphonic harmony. The gestures emanate with explosive masculine force.

Right –  Procession of the Oldest and Wisest  –  By using a veritable polyphony of ostinato (represented by the triangle and sphere), which overlap each other to create complex webs of rhythmic and melodic patterns, obviates the need for traditional harmonic progression. Layering of ostinato occurs during this tableaux and is mimicked in the painting.
Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes  by  Stravinsky
Listen from  11:41  to  13:27
Procession of the Oldest and Wisest  by  Stravinsky
Listen from  13:28  to  14:02
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: