Enjoy Giudecca by John Singer Sargent and hundreds more 4K artworks with the Depict Experience.
Giudecca by John Singer Sargent on the Depict FrameGiudecca by John Singer Sargent
Giudecca by John Singer Sargent

Giudecca, 1913

John Singer Sargent

A wide-bodied barge is tied up at a warehouse-like building with a simple wooden bridge in the background. The boats, buildings, bridge, and sky are all reflected in the gently rippled surface of this Venetian canal. A British poet described the canal this way: “There is…a constant sense of the sea…fishermen lounging on the quay…fishing boats moored on the side canals…nets drying on the land…crab-pots hanging half out of the water.” The buildings on both sides frame the composition, which combines loose brushwork and pools of color to create an enchanting portrait of a place.

From the Playlist
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on new artworks, upcoming art shows, and more!
© 2020, Depict