DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 36.00 x 32.00 ins 91.44 x 81.28 cms
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
Virgilio Costantini was an Italian artist known for his Impressionistic painting. Colour and light command Costantini’s works, and this piece is by no means an exception. Here we see how Costantini has captured the brilliant blue hues of Lake Geneva, which contrast perfectly with the bright white feathers of the swans in the foreground.
The white of the swans is echoed in the snow topped mountains and clouds to the rear of the scene, adding a sense of harmony and balance to the composition. Costantini uses symmetry to emphasise this harmony, not only in the lake’s reflection, but also in the family of swans.