These three works by artist Rossina Bossio are part of a larger series of portraits. In each, a young woman faces the observer, and behind each is a collage-like montage of various colorful items; these backgrounds are contrasted with the reserved and slightly melancholy demeanor of the women being portrayed; remarkably, despite this, it is the faces that remain most visually salient.
In this painting by Sanja Milenkovic, a multitude of swimmers frolic in an outdoor public pool. In the distance, sun bathers and picnickers lay about on the green lawn or under the shade of tall trees. The scene is pleasant, but distant; the observer is removed from the immediacy of the water play below.
In János Huszti, we see a gray tone figure of a man in swimming attire with arms stretched out as in a dive into a pool. Instead of a pool, we see a red gash, which might be a splash, or a crack into the molten depths, or neither of these; it does, however, serve to draw the eye downwards from the figure, giving the sensation of falling, and of depth, an effect facilitated by the relative positioning of the two on the canvas.