The four seasons: a journey through time

Spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In times before we used the seasons to enumerate the time we had lived. In years long gone the seasons controlled whether we lived or died. This exhibit “The Four Seasons: A Journey Through Time”, encapsulates the feeling of each quarter of the year and carries the viewer across various times and cultures while we all take a journey through a cosmic year. The works selected are representations of the seasons by various cultures from around the world. For example, take the 145.2cm by 94.7cm oil on silk painting Mountain Village in Spring by Kawai Gyokudo. The warm yellow and natural landscape exemplifies the feeling of renewal and rejuvenation that is closely associated with spring. Very much akin to Kawai Gyokudo’s work, there is the oil painting Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind by John Everett Millais. Although the subject matter is a different season, Millais’ work masterfully represents the feelings of isolation and scarcity that are linked to winter. The feeling of impending death or the end is also portrayed by Millais’ work.  Both of these artists skillfully express the many emotions that are felt with the respective seasons through their works. 

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