Paula Arciniega

The Rite Of Spring

OPENING NIGHT  May 31 2018

Collection of
Inspired works

The Rite of Spring collection is a graphic interpretation of the infamous musical composition by Igor Stravinsky entitled Le Sacre du Printemps written in 1913 for the Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company. Stravinsky’s score for the ballet consists of 2 parts. Part 1 – "L’Adoration de la Terre", consisting of 7 short movements; and Part 2 – "Le Sacrifice" consisting of 6 movements. This composition and ultimately my collection of paintings is a comparison of raw primitive emotion against nature’s exacting cycle of death and re-birth.
Listen   Pt. 1 vii   The Adoration of the Earth Springs Rounds*
* With permission: 2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008

The Talent

Live Performance by Emily Rho & Talisa Blackman

Stravinsky  /  "The Rite of Spring"  /  Four-hand Piano

Paula Arciniega
Emily Rho
Talisa Blackman


Introduction  Pt 1
Oil on Canvas 
Diptych   Ritual of The Two Rival Tribes  and  The Procession Of The Oldest And The Wisest
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas
Diptych   Dancing Out Of The Earth
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas
The Augers of Spring  I
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas
Diptych   The Augers of Spring  II
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas
Ritual of Abduction
Oil on Canvas
Ritual of Abduction II
Oil on Canvas
The Augers of Spring  III
Dance of the Young Girls
Oil on Canvas
Glorification Of The Chosen One
Oil on Canvas 
Introduction  Pt 2
Acrylic+ Oil on Canvas 
Spring Rounds I
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas 
Spring Rounds II   Oil on Canvas 
Nude Study   Oil on Canvas 
Triptych   Mystic Circle Of The Young Maidens
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas

full series of 18 paintings revealed after the opening