Two daughters of this aged stream

60" x 48" 152.4 x 121.92
Acrylic on Canvas
UNAvailable - private collection
Dive into the enchanting world of 'Two Daughters of This Aged Stream' by Paula Arciniega, inspired by Henry Purcell's 'King Arthur.' Commissioned by Opera Atelier, this masterpiece invites you to immerse yourself in the libretto's allure, as sea-green locks comb the waves, beckoning you to share in the pleasures of the floods. Let the swirling colors and evocative sounds transport you to a realm where art and music dance in perfect harmony.

"Two daughters of this aged stream are we,
And both our sea-green locks have comb’d for thee.
Come bathe with us an hour or two;
Come naked in, for we are so.
What danger from a naked foe?
Come bathe with us, come bathe, and share
What pleasures in the floods appear.
We’ll beat the waters till they bound
And circle round, and circle round."
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
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