John Singer Sargent: Street in Venice, Poster
This poster is a reproduction of John Singer Sargent's Street in Venice (1882). Created during the second of Sargent's numerous visits to that city, this painting was done on the spot. Mediterranean sunshine penetrates the narrow confines of the Calle Larga dei Proverbi, a back alley near the Grand Canal. One of two men conversing in the shadows is distracted by a girl strolling alone. Her skirt's rustling hem and shawl's flowing fringe are rendered with indistinct strokes that suggest her rapid pace will soon carry her beyond his lingering gaze. This combination of technical skill and emotional intensity goes far toward explaining why Sargent received more honors and medals than any previous artist, European or American.
- 26 x 21 inches (image), 26 x 24 inches (poster)