Fountain of Neptune

海神喷泉

John Singer Sargent 约翰·辛格·萨金特
A work made of oil on board.
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Fountain of Neptune, 1902

属性

船上用油做的工作。

A work made of oil on board.

来自

美国

United States

时间

1902

材质

船上的油

Oil on board

尺寸

57.2 × 47.6 cm (22 1/2 × 18 3/4 in.)

来源

匿名借贷

Anonymous loan

约翰·辛格·萨金特(John Singer Sargent)以其社会肖像画而闻名,他同样擅长风景画和建筑研究,1900年后,他越来越多地在油画和水彩方面进行这些研究。海王星喷泉描绘了16世纪著名喷泉的一部分,位于佛罗伦萨的圣母院广场。萨金特在现场创作的作品《空气中的普莱因》中,选择了一个近距离的、截短的雕塑视角,重点不是海王星之神,而是装饰喷泉的其他青铜人物扭曲、肌肉发达的身体。光线在建筑和装饰的复杂表面上的作用是构图的主要主题。

Best known for his society portraits, John Singer Sargent was likewise adept at landscapes and architectural studies, practices that he increasingly pursued after 1900 in both oil and watercolor. Fountain of Neptune depicts a portion of the famous 16th-century fountain in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. Painting his composition on site, en plein air, Sargent chose an up-close, truncated view of the sculpture, focusing not on the god of Neptune, but on the twisting, muscular bodies of other bronze figures adorning the fountain. The play of light on intricate surfaces of architecture and decoration is the composition’s principal subject.