Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling (2016) oil painting Description
The incredible diversity within Virtosu’s body of work is clearly evident while examining the distinct topics covered in each of his pieces. The piece is titled “Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling”, and it is named after one of the biggest weddings to occur in Europe in recent history.
The masterful artist is easily able to switch gears between his various pieces and still maintain a solidity while delivering on important and thought provoking themes. The central focus of this piece, much like other works, contains a series of abstract shapes that have been ably complemented by a visually stunning background. In this piece, however, the central creation manages to clearly steal the spotlight from the rest of the piece and almost appears to take a life of its own. This is a statement about the nature of royalty, the essence of love, and the ideals regarding the matter in the modern world.
The media and rest of the continent was highly invested in the wedding of the princess of Sweden, and this has led to the focus of this piece. The background is actually created with stunning shades of blue and purple, fighting for the limelight against an ever expanding protagonist.