The Sun is Passing the Sign of Cancer form cycle "Zodiac"

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This painting by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, titled "The Sun is Passing the Sign of Cancer," is a fascinating and ethereal depiction that transcends conventional landscape art. The painting, part of his "Zodiac" cycle, portrays an intriguing play of colors and abstract forms.In the composition, the central area features what appears to be a dark architectural form, possibly a bridge or a structure, which stretches across the frame. This linear element creates a striking contrast with the tumultuous, swirling patterns seen in the sky and the foreground, suggesting movement and a transformation.Above, the sky is depicted in layers of yellow, amber, and soft blues, with stars forming a pattern that might represent the constellation of Cancer. This celestial motif, combined with the movement of the clouds, adds a mystical and dynamic element to the painting.The lower part of the painting is dominated by dark, rugged shapes that resemble rocks or rough terrain, imbued with blues and hints of yellow, enhancing the overall atmospheric and slightly foreboding feeling of the painting.Čiurlionis's approach combines elements of symbolism and modernism, as he uses abstract forms and color to evoke rather than depict reality directly. This painting, like much of his work, invites viewers to delve into a world of metaphorical and cosmic significances, exploring themes of time, nature, and the universe through a unique artistic lens.


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