Girl in a Landscape (1965) by Fairfield Porter

Girl in a Landscape - Fairfield Porter - 1965

Artwork Information

TitleGirl in a Landscape
ArtistFairfield Porter
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions45 1/2 x 44 in
Art MovementContemporary Realism
Current LocationCollection United Missouri Bank

About Girl in a Landscape

The artwork titled “Girl in a Landscape” is an oil on canvas painting by Fairfield Porter, completed in 1965. It exemplifies the Contemporary Realism art movement and is categorized as a portrait. The painted canvas measures 45 1/2 by 44 inches and belongs to the collection of the United Missouri Bank.

In the artwork, a young girl stands in the foreground of a coastal scene. Her presence is centered and she occupies a significant part of the canvas, suggesting an intimate focus on her character. The girl is attired in a light yellow top and pink shorts, with her hands slightly apart from her sides, implying a relaxed yet attentive stance. Her gaze appears to be directed downwards, hinting at introspection or observation of her immediate environment.

The landscape behind her features rocky terrain adorned with patches of grass and flowers. To the left, a tall pine tree rises, anchoring the composition and leading the viewer’s eye towards the expansive sky and sea in the distance. It is a clear day with few clouds, and the shimmering water reflects the bright blue of the sky, creating a serene background that contrasts with the detailed rendering of the girl and the rugged natural elements around her. The artwork captures a moment of stillness, inviting contemplation of the relationship between the figure and the landscape she inhabits.

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