Ponte della Paglia (1899) by Maurice Prendergast

Ponte della Paglia - Maurice Prendergast - c.1898 - c.1899

Artwork Information

TitlePonte della Paglia
ArtistMaurice Prendergast
Datec.1898 - c.1899
MediumWatercolor on Paper
Dimensions28 x 23 in. (71.1 x 58.4 cm)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Ponte della Paglia

The artwork titled “Ponte della Paglia” by Maurice Prendergast was created circa 1898 to 1899. It is a watercolor on paper, measuring 28 x 23 inches (71.1 x 58.4 cm) and falls under the genre of cityscape, depicting a lively urban scene. An exemplar of Impressionism, this piece is currently held in a private collection.

In the artwork, we observe a bustling urban landscape teeming with people. The focal point seems to be a bridge, where a variety of figures are rendered in a somewhat abstracted fashion, typical of the Impressionist movement, which sought to capture the essence of light and atmosphere over precise detail. Splashes and strokes of color create a sense of vibrant activity, with parasols and hats punctuating the scene with vivid hues. There is a playfulness in the application of the watercolor, resulting in a tapestry of colors that convey the mood of a fleeting moment in time, captured with the fluidity and spontaneity characteristic of Prendergast’s work. The individuals in the scene are not clearly defined, speaking to the transient nature of the bustling environment depicted.

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