Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concerto has become an icon in the world of music. It has long been important to me, as well, ever since I first heard it performed in Venice at the church where Vivaldi created it as Director of Music.
For me, it was a transcendent experience and I have long pondered just why this is so. On my most recent trip to Venice, in September 2012, while listening to the Concerto in still another church, I knew it should be my winter’s work to explore this question by creating a visual interpretation in watercolor of the Four Seasons Concerto.
I listened, lived and breathed the piece all winter as I worked through the 12 movements of Vivaldi’s masterpiece. It was delightful, exciting, challenging, unnerving and, ultimately, even more than meaningful. I chose to depict not only the turning time of months, but of the days as well. While finishing the final panel, the Suite gave me my answer: Vivaldi’s Concerto is iconic because he followed the very rhythm in creating it that is universal to us all.
And when we hear it once again, we feel it, too.
May seeing the creative cycle, just as Vivaldi heard it, add to its pleasure.
Please note–All images of these original paintings are protected by a watermark.
All paintings in this series are 40 inches by 40 inches, and are sold without matting or framing so that they may be presented to suit your décor.
Each painting in the Vivaldi Suite is priced at $4,000, unframed but mounted on an acid-free foam board. Shipping within the United States is included in the price.