Ritorno del fratel di Bonaria Manca (Brother’s return)

Manca, Bonaria

More than three-quarters of the canvas is filled by the location of the event, Bonaria Manca’s rural estate. Central – yet very modest in size – stands Bonaria herself, busily tending to her goat giving birth to her kid. The viewer’s eye is then led in a spiral movement: a fenced path runs from Bonaria towards the high half-timber house. A rider enters the image in the upper right corner. Following him are six sheep. Tall trees with colossal leaves frame the image.