Father mother and son, 20 in x 28 in, acrylic on canvas, Ferrara, 2019.
The painting represents a family of elephants in the middle of the African savannah. Elephants are three: father, mother and son. Alessandro Tognin represent the mother and son in a symbiotic scene of affection and love. In fact, on the left of the picture, the painter represent them as they tease each other.
The Child with his trunk jokingly touches his mother. Which responds affectionately with an affectionate look. All three are near a lake lost in the African desert. The father stands fearless and monumental in the foreground of the painting. Alessandro Tognin uses yellow ocher and brown orange for the representation of elephants.
While for the African savannah, Alessandro use yellow and orange in the foreground. In the background, on the other hand, the softer colors such as lilac, violet and light red. The brushstrokes gradually become softer as we proceed towards the background of the artwork.
The trait characteristic of the painter tings the sky with light colors and contrasts harmoniously with each other. The message the painter want to convey is that elephants are the kind of animals that are very close to each other. They defend and care for each other.
Furthermore, the stereotype in which the father is at the top of the group hierarchy is reproduced. Moreover, the mother, on the other hand, looks after and cares for offspring and small elephants. Overall, the painting communicates feelings of joy, affection, understanding, mutual assistance and a sense of belonging.
The painter created the painting thanks to the use of acrylic colors. The artwork has no frame.
However, it has a hook, ready to hang on the wall.
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