Original - ‘Arcipluvia XI, Sunset’, 2021 (Framed)by Daisy Carrick-Smith
A little’en from my ongoing 'Arcipluvia' series, ‘Arcipluvia XI, Sunset’, is a small sunrise/sunset landscape, capturing those fleeting minutes on those special days that the sun and sky work together to enkindle scenes of fiery, pink magic. Though we recognise the rolling hills and trees from rural scenes – and with landscapes being one of the most captured subjects throughout art history – Arcipluvia is an imagined world in which colour dominates the scene and draws in the viewer. Born out of lockdown, these landscapes provide an emotive, joyous escape from the everyday.
Arcipluvia is a name derived from the archaic word ‘arcipluvian’, which translates to an ‘arc of rain’, more commonly known as a rainbow. This series sparked the concept of Arcipluvia as a shop to sell an array of colourful pieces by myself, and in time, other selected artists.