Night and Day: natural tellers of time with their own distinct characteristics and associations- which seemingly contrast and balance each other. As integral and inevitable parts of our daily lives, it is no wonder that the night sky and rising sun are backdrops in many works of art.
However, they nonetheless enhance the mood of a painting, piercing rays of sunlight immediately illuminate the canvas in a sort of jovial manner, while the ominous depiction of a black sky conjures mystery. The beginnings and endings of each day hold prophetic meaning: much of which artists expound upon in presenting their work through the specific color palettes of a sunrise or in the still hours of darkness.
These sublime backdrops often amaze with expressive brushwork filling the sky, capable of inspiring viewers in its simplicity.