The passage of time is marked by the four seasons. The four seasons have acted as fodder for artists over the centuries. Some are explored the seasons in music, as heard in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Utagawa Kunisada. During the Renaissance, Jacopo Robusti painted the allegorical figure of summer, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder created a series based on the four seasons.
In ancient Greece, the seasons originated with the goddess Demeter who was associated with harvest and agriculture. Unfortunately, the quality of the harvest rested solely on Demeter’s mood, which turned following an immense heartbreak and thus giving birth to the seasons. In the myths, there were also the Horae who represented the seasons.
Take inspiration from the seasons and decorate your home or office space with wall art that reflects the seasons. Each of the seasons offers a different colour palette. From the rusty reds and golden yellows of autumn to the bright greens and flushing pinks of spring, there is so much colour to enjoy. The seasons each have a symbol to mark them: winter symbolises despair and hope; spring means joy and love; autumn is change; summer is youth and innocence.
Frosty days and freezing nights, winter has more to offer than this. It’s a time for incubation and dreaming. It’s a time to enjoy fireplaces, warm drinks, and the cosiness of the home. Brew up a pot of mulled wine and immerse yourself in your favourite winter movies.
"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold." — Aristotle
Winter doesn’t only mean blizzards and never-ending cold. It inspires magic and wonders within us. It can inspire some of the most beautiful pieces of art, as is depicted in ‘Central Park Dawn in Snow’. The wall art captures Central Park in a sublime moment, where the trees look thin and haunting and the snow is pure and white.
Spring is the season of blossoming flowers, butterflies fluttering about, and a pleasant breeze rushing through the house. Spring colours are soft and delicate. Think flushing pinks, blues, and bright greens. It’s a time where florals are just about everywhere, and their pleasant scent is sensational. People fall in love in spring.
"It is spring again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." — Rainer Maria Rilke
So, it is spring, and you find yourself looking to decorate your living space with art that reflects the season. Adopt the tireless theme of blossoming florals for your décor with ‘Spring Splendour II’. The artwork has a variety of colours making the flowers come alive, from the bright blues and greens to the lush pinks and yellows.
In summer, the days are long, and the nights are warm, and possible in this season are the most wonderful adventures. When the sun is out, you plant yourself at the beach, digging your toes in the sand. Blue skies dominate the season, along with icy drinks, backyard barbeques, and light clothing—essential! Summer is filled with bright, vibrant colours, with tropical birds and summer fruits reflecting the palette.
"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Beach days in summer are essential. Summer is the pleasant ebb and flow of the water, the white froth of the waves, the golden sights of the sand that stretches underneath your feet. ‘Summertime Beach’ is the perfect canvas art to inspire the summer season. Hang it up in your living room or dining room to call in the warmer season.
Autumn marks the steady approach to the chilly weather. Counter this feeling by adding a splash of warmth into your living space. Wall art associated with autumn captures the warmth of the season. This is the rusty red of falling leaves, earthy tones, and neutral tones. Autumn’s colour palette includes golden yellows, rich orange, deep ochre, and warm reds.
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Autumn also marks the beginning of colder season essentials, like the daily fireplace, colourful knits, and thick boots. However, it’s not cold enough yet that one can’t explore the outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the waning sun, and this time of year gives opportunity to some truly beautiful sights of nature transforming. Enjoy the autumn forest with ‘Autumn Pine Forest’, perfect for the living room where the fireplace can burn and hot chocolate warms the soul.