In a recent Twitter poll, fall was voted the best season. No surprise really, people get excited about fall. With crisp weather, pumpkin pie spice, and autumn leaves, there is an undeniable romance around fall. With the routines of fall approaching, it seemed like a good time to explore how to find inspiration from the four seasons.
The Four Seasons
Throughout history, great creatives have used the seasons as inspiration. In music, the classic example would be Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
For creators, especially those without ideas, the seasons can inspire a series of paintings, stories, or sculptures. You can be inspired by the seasons no matter what medium you use.
Those of us in the northern and southern hemispheres are lucky to be able to experience the four seasons. However, in other parts of the world near the equator, there are only two seasons – the dry season and the wet season. These two seasons can also inspire great art.
The colors of nature’s palette and the different textural sights and sounds that the seasons afford us provide rich inspiration. It is interesting to find new ways to interpret the seasons with different visual language, media, or perspectives.
It isn’t just visually that the seasons can inspire us. The seasons echo the circle of life. In spring is all about the young, there is a rebirth. Then, in summer we are in the carefree days of our youth. Fall symbolizes the abundance of harvest, wisdom, and glory of age. Finally, the cold death of winter completes the cycle.
Although society values youth, which is symbolized by spring, it is fall that is the favorite season. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to hold onto youth after all. There are positive aspects of all of the seasons of life.
The change and transition between the seasons can also be exciting and breathe fresh air into our everyday lives. Transitions are symbolic in and of themselves are an interesting subject to explore.
How to find Inspiration
What do you think?
What is your favorite season? Did you agree with the majority that fall is best? If you live near the equator, do you prefer the dry or the wet season?
How do you find inspiration from the seasons?