48" x 60"
Oil on Canvas
Explore Paula Arciniega's 'September,' a poignant interpretation inspired by R. Strauss' 'Four Last Songs.' The painting, echoing the song's title, weaves a harmony of shapes and colors to capture the melancholic essence. As summer wanes, cool rain, golden leaves, and fading flowers resonate with harmonies, inviting viewers to immerse in the poignant beauty of the season's transition.

“The garden is in mourning. Cool rain seeps into the flowers. Summertime shudders, quietly awaiting his end. Golden leaf after leaf falls from the tall acacia tree. Summer smiles, astonished and feeble, at his dying dream of a garden. For just a while he tarries beside the roses, yearning for repose. Slowly he closes his weary eyes.”    ~ Hermann Hesse
Song Name  by  Artist
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008