I create a period specific atmosphere that highlights the clothing and artistic fashions of when Viviladi’s Four Season was published (18th century Italy). A theme of time and space is consistent throughout much of my period related work. The choice to use a similar color pallet to that of the era was to create a conversation with the atmosphere that resembles in the paintings from the 18th century.
The circular composition resembles that of popular 18th century works. Oftentimes, these works involved within 3D spaces in which the viewer is at eye level. These paintings include a lot of dynamism through the figures' poses and interactions; this reflects the intimate interactions of the characters in my painting, especially with the two children. The circular composition also creates a clockwise motion in space. Starting from the youngest couple, time passes as the viewer moves around in space. This clock further emphasises the relationships of aging and passing of time.