“The poor old man in the sun,” Mariano Fortuni – overview of the painting

“The poor old man in the sun,” Mariano Fortuni – overview of the painting
“The poor old man in the sun,” Mariano Fortuni - overview of the painting - 1

  • Posted by Mariano Fortuni
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: 1863

Overview of the painting :

The beggar old man in the sun is Mariano Fortuni. Oil on canvas. 74 cm x 58 cm

   An interesting picture was depicted by the Spanish artist Mariano Fortuni. The work “The Fautiest Old Man in the Sun” is written in the Art Nouveau genre.

   A picturesque portrait is written in the style of “nude.”. The center of the picture depicts a poor, poor old man basking in the sun. He has no outerwear and is almost naked. His life is probably full of deprivation and suffering. His face and body are dotted with deep wrinkles, black eyebrows, hair on his head and beard gray, but his eyes are full of faith and kindness, a little tired, but satisfied. The eyes of the old man are closed, notes of quiet, joyful bliss are noticeable in his eyes. For an elderly person, rest is important. He wants to gain strength to move on. The old man sits with his back to the tree and thinks about something.

   The artist used contrasts, light and dark tones in his work. The background of the picture is light gray-brown. It seems that the old man stepped out of the shadows and framed his body to the sun. The master of the brush smoothly depicted the human figure, emphasizing all the main details in silhouette. Perhaps the old man posed for him, and he painted him from nature. The Art Nouveau style emphasizes the grace of lines, imitation of natural forms, a “living” look from the inside. The artist deeply felt the world around him, transmitting spiritual inner content. Thanks to his extraordinary abilities in painting, he created the impossible. His paintings are pleasant to contemplate, admiring his excellent skill.

   A picturesque portrait carries peace, peace of mind, light sadness and serenity. The picture is suitable for quiet relaxation, dreams, thoughts. Contemplating the wonderful author’s work of Mariano Fortuni, you can relax and engage in quiet music meditation.