Sandro del Prete

The Magic Window

From a distance, we can see a girl gazing pensively at a lake, with her face pressed against a window pane. Perhaps she is dreaming of a sailboat she would like to own. It would appear so, since the window pane is broken, and the missing pieces have assumed the shape of a sailboat. This is no ordinary window, however, but a magic one, and we are already beginning to fall under its spell. We are no longer outside, but in the young girl's place, contemplating the lake, the two sailboats in the background, the swan in the center, and the duck in the foreground flanked by a tree and a fisherman's net.