Shark attack, 20 in x 28 in, acrylic on canvas, Ferrara, 2019.
The painting of Alessandro Tognin represents a shark in its natural environment, the ocean and its depths. This, however, has become one of the most risky places on earth for sharks. In fact, at least half of the species that are there are likely to disappear.
This is due to the fact that a good number of marine animals caught by fishermen’s hooks are sharks.
The painting gives a snapshot of the fast movement of the shark, with the tapered body, the pointed head and a large opening of the jaws. Jaws with sharp, sharp and sharp teeth.
The gill slits on the sides of the head can be seen in the picture. In addition to the first dorsal, pointed and triangular fin and two pectoral fins, a dorsal and a caudal fin. The particular shape of the tail exerts the extra push down, while the other fins balance the movement. In the picture it seems that a corridor has formed within which only the shark exists, above and below the turbulent sea water.
The shark is represented in the middle in the darkness while light gorges surround the main scenario.
The olfactory organs of this predator seem to have detected a nearby prey, or with a percentage of blood present in the water.
He thus identifies the prey far away, or on the short distances, swimming around the prey to perceive its movements in the water. Or using the special sensor holes they are provided to distinguish the electric fields originating from the prey from those produced by the ocean’s wave motion. In reality the shark is not alone. In the background you can see a small fish, which splashes happily, close to him.
The dominant colors are deep blue, gray, white and yellow green. Alessandro Tognin painted “Shark attack” entirely using acrylic colors. The painting has no frame, but has a hook to hang it on the wall.
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