John Singer Sargent's Study of Architecture Florence
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Study of Architecture Florence 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
c. 1910 
Fine Arts Museums of San Fransico 
Oil on canvas 
71.1 x 88.9 cm (28 x 35 in.)  
Gift of The de Young Museum Society, purchased from funds donated by the Charles E. Merrill Trust, to the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum  
Jpg: Fine Arts Museums of San Fransico 
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This is one of my vary favorite paintings. The symmetry of the columns, the foreshortening, the fountain in the background with the open patio and the play of light and shades. This painting works very well on many levels and this image (along with the close-up) works  well in this medium.  

Sargent is trying to capture not the entire structure but the wondrously poetic sense of this beautiful space. 



By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2002 all rights reversed
Created 8/24/2000
Updated 4/16/2002