Series

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

48" x 72" x 2
Acrylic + oil on Canvas   DipTych
In Paula Arciniega's two-part masterpiece, "Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes" and "Procession of the Oldest and Wisest" a visual narrative unfolds, depicting the intricate interplay of shapes, colors, and rhythmic patterns.

On the left canvas, "Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes" Paula expertly wields the superior shape of the triangle to convey the dominating rhythm and powerful propulsion inherent in the polyphonic harmony. Explosive gestures emanate with masculine force, creating a dynamic tableau that mirrors the intense energy of Stravinsky's composition.

On the right canvas, "Procession of the Oldest and Wisest" Paula weaves a complex tapestry of visual polyphony. Utilizing the triangle and sphere to represent ostinato, she skillfully overlaps these shapes, creating intricate webs of rhythmic and melodic patterns that obviate the need for traditional harmonic progression. This layering of ostinato, mirrored in the painting, transforms the canvas into a visual representation of the musical complexities within Stravinsky's work.

Together, these two paintings stand as a harmonious duo, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the rich interplay of shapes, colors, and rhythmic patterns. Paula's artistic interpretation pays homage to Stravinsky's genius, capturing the essence of his music through a visual language that transcends the boundaries of both mediums.
Listen
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  www.tso.ca
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