Today I will show you the biggest painting I have done so far, an oil on canvas of 130×420 cm.
I painted this oil on canvas picture specifically for the office of a company. It represents Milan’s skyline, in particular Duomo and Velasca Tower. On the right hand you can see the mighty Monte Rosa, the highest mountain in the homonymous group located just outside Lombardia region’s western board, in North Western Alps.
Intentionally the sky occupies the most part of the work, and it’s from the sky that the large and all-pervading movement starts, as a deep breath born by a game of colors, lights and clouds.
In the center foreground the Madonnina stands, it’s the highest spire of Milan Duomo, a small presence, still bright, as emphasized by the glow surrounding it, watching over the town. The hard working and vibrant life of the town is represented in the lower part of the picture, the dark stripe of buildings (palaces, sky-scrapers, offices) enlightened here and there by artificial lights, symbols of an ever ending working town.
Monte Rosa, one of the most fascinating mountain in the Alps, is embraced by the sky, that softens its peaks making it stretch towards even more.
Sunset lights last just for a moment, but it sometimes happens to watch them and feel them like a real hug done and wanted just for you. The moment will end, the sun will go down but you’ve been hugged and you’ll carry this in your heart.
Below you can find some pictures of the “working progress”.
Happy Monday and good week to all!