Night in Bologna

  • Paul Cadmus, Night in Bologna, 1958, egg tempera on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.87

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.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
Night in Bologna
Artist
Date
1958
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
50 3435 in. (129.089.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
egg tempera on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – column
  • Occupation – military – soldier
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Cityscape – Italy – Bologna
Object Number
1986.6.87
Palette
Linked Open Data
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