Art of the Night
Whether you are a night owl or a morning person, the beauty of the evening hours is undeniable. In the dark, commonplace things take on a different character, and nocturnal creatures, including some humans, begin their day as the sun sets.
Outdoor urban settings that seem bland and uniformly gray by day light up with streetlamps, office windows, and colorful neon signs, as some city streets become deserted and hauntingly lonely while others teem and bustle with new sights and activities.
Interiors and their occupants also shift their moods and can vary from serene to lively. Sounds become more intense in the silence, and thoughts flow freely in solitude. For some, night time is about dreams, sleep, and a quiet retreat from the world; for others it means an escape into society and a world of various amusements and entertainment.
Meantime, in the country, open landscapes offer a spectacular and unobstructed view of the night sky with its always changing configurations of moon and stars. At night, free of the distractions of daily life, many make use of the opportunity to feel more connected to the natural world.
Countless artists have depicted nocturnal scenes in styles, themes, and moods to suit every taste. It is a subject that seems inexhaustible in its possibilities and popularity. Bringing a little bit of night life into your home in the form of an original artwork is a wonderful way to keep that spirit alive and always available to enjoy. What does the night mean to you? See if you can find something familiar and appealing among the selections here on Zatista.
Brian Sylvester is a guest blogger on WallSpin, and an artist on Zatista.
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