The fountain in the park

Kazimierz Stabrowski1924

Lithuanian Art Fund

Lithuanian Art Fund
Vilnius, Lithuania

During his travels through Italy, K. Stabrowski was swayed by the country’s ideals of beauty and its ancient Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque heritage when visiting the Villa Borghese gardens and gallery. In 1924, Stabrowski composed a painting depicting a fragment of the Villa Borghese park and its fountain. In the foreground, one can see a small fountain, gracefully spraying water upwards, which lands straight into the surrounding basin. Subtle colour transitions and contrasting light and darkness elements form a spectacularly realistic image of flowing water. The shade of green used to colour the land expresses the feeling that one experiences on a refreshing afternoon during spring. The composition of the trees casting elegant dark shadows and the light shining on the pathways and on the trunks of the trees form a panaesthetic sense of being. It encompasses nature-deifying ideas that most symbolists are familiar with.

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  • Title: The fountain in the park
  • Creator: Kazimierz Stabrowski
  • Date Created: 1924
  • Physical Dimensions: 50 cm x 68 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Pastel, tempera on cardboard