Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Paul Cadmus
born New York City 1904–died Weston, CT 1999

Night in Bologna
egg tempera on fiberboard
50 3/4 x 35 in.
Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
provenance: Midtown Galleries, New York, 1958

Night in Bologna is a provocative scene. A traveler with a suitcase seated at a café table observes a soldier in uniform, who looks toward a strolling woman. Each is bathed in a different color of light: the soldier in red for lust, the woman in yellow for greed, and the tourist in green for envy.

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