Painters Paintings Mariano Fortuny Marsal (1838-1874): Idyll, 1868, Watercolour, Gouache and temper…
Painters Work Mariano Fortuny Marsal (1838-1874): Idyll, 1868, Watercolour, Gouache and tempera on paper, 31.5 x 23 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid
This watercolor by Fortuny provides a profile view -similar to a low relief- of a kid sitting on a fraction of an Ionic entablature with egg-and-dart decorations above an astragal.
The kid’s mussed hair and nudity enable us to determine him as a younger faun.
The watercolor’s colorfulness accentuates that character, providing some very lovely combos, such because the blue flower on the dry crimson material with pink touches. The dominant tones, particularly the combos of whites and blues within the sky, are redolent of Tiepolo. Furthermore, Fortuny’s free brushstrokes enable him to convey the goat’s thick and constant hair whereas concurrently rendering the plant stems with a fluid and speedy contact that accentuates their damaged character in a fashion that resembles the method of Japanese artists. (Museo del Prado)