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John Singer Sargent painted the outdoors scene The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy in 1907 depicting his friends Jane Emmet and Wilfred de Glehn, who were also artists. The portrayal took place in Frascati, a central town of Italy and was painted en plein air, meaning he concluded the artwork on location. This style of working was influenced by modern painters, mainly the Impressionists, as Sargent moved away from the academic way of painting.
By the beginning of his artistic career, the painter was adored by the Paris Salon, mainly because of his portrait paintings. With a highly academic formation, Sargent was a master of reproducing flawless classic painting techniques, inspired by the past masters like El Greco, and mostly the dramatic portraits of the Baroque artists, like Diego Velazquez. He traveled extensively to study the works of these artists in depth and became famous in Europe for his portrait paintings. After growing tired of extensive work in creating portraits for his high-class and influential patrons, Sargent changed direction in his career, seeking new projects.
During this period, he continued to travel a lot, but now to delving into different painting experiences, like working en plein air. By working outdoors, the painter had an entirely different experience than by working in the studio, mainly because of the natural lighting. The Impressionists used this technique to observe the optical effects of sunlight over a landscape and the figures they saw, something artists typically imagined by working indoors. This way of painting also enabled a more spontaneous style of painting, for the sun’s position quickly changes.
In The Fountain, Sargent still shows his academic background, with realistic figures and well thought-out perspective, but was executed in a very modern way. The garden itself refers to the ancient Greek culture, with several banisters and other concrete ornaments. Mrs. Glen sits on a small column holding a palette and many brushes in one hand while painting a canvas on an easel and looking over her right shoulder. Many other painting materials lay beside her, and even though she is working with paint, the model wears an impeccable white long dress. Her husband is casually perched next to her, admiring her work. The background features the flowing waters of the fountains and large dark trees.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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