The central part of the painting depicts two symmetrical, curved lines resembling the shape of an hourglass, which may symbolize the passage of time. They are separated by a gray space, perhaps representing the flow of moments between the past and the future.


The composition of the painting is balanced and symmetrical, evoking a sense of order and balance. The lines, though abstract, may recall the human silhouette. This simple artistic act may provoke contemplation on transience, life, and the inevitability of change.


The symmetry of the painting may reflect the balance and cyclicity of life. The need to understand and impose order on the chaos of reality. The lines are the boundaries between different stages of life, between youth and old age, between the past and the future. The color pink here may symbolize youth, innocence, and brevity, while gray reminds us of old age, eternity, and inevitability. The combination of these two symbolizes the struggle and balance simultaneously. Between the past and the future, youth and old age. The red dots are anchor points – moments that signify important times.


The painting “Time” is a reflection on the passing, the cyclic nature of life. It attempts to delineate the boundaries of time, the limits of human relationships.


With its simple message, the author encourages deep reflection on the fleetingness of life, the significance of moments, and contemplation on one's place within the carefully considered structure of time.

Series Limits
Year completed 2023
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

54 x 54 x 4 cm / 21.3 x 21.4 x 1.6 (framed)

50 x 50 x 2 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G059
Availability available