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

Exhibition Label
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
On View
Dimensions
50 3/4 x 35 in. (129.0 x 89.0 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
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Cityscape – Italy – Bologna
  • Cityscape – time – night
  • Figure group
Object Number
1986.6.87
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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