“Belvedere” is Italian for “beautiful sight.” In this abstract painting by Italian artist Francesco Agresti, colors collide to create tension and movement. “I see the familiar and known as leading us into the mysterious and the unknown, which is transformative,” says Agresti. In his abstract artwork, Agresti paints a familiar subject and then transforms it based on feelings and emotions to create an abstract masterpiece that explores the unusual. Due to its turmoil and dark colors, some may speculate that “beautiful sight” is an inaccurate name for such an emotional piece of art. However, Agresti forces onlookers to question his/her view of what is beautiful. In this scenic abstract artwork, a lake is viewed through the burning red leaves of trees during autumn. Contrasting the “life” of the lake with the swirling oppressing reds and orange in the dying fall leaves, Agresti creates a beautiful abstract piece that brings both life and death together. “Belvedere II” is best complimented by its counterpart, “Belvedere I” and hung in a gold frame to bring out the yellow and tan undertones or a black frame to make it pop.