Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts | Licence: CC0 1.0

Girgenti (The Temple of Juno Lacinia at Agrigentum)

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In the 1870s, while living and working in Rome, Haseltine’s watercolor technique shifted away from nearly monochromatic images made in preparation for oil paintings to more fully realized watercolors made for exhibition. During one of three visits to the island of Sicily in 1881, he painted this near view of the Temple of Juno Lacinia (480–500 b.c.) in Girgenti (present-day Agrigento). At center, he emphasizes the ruin’s most eloquent feature: the single fragment of architrave supported by two intact columns at the southeast corner of the temple. Essential to his composition is the glowing afternoon Mediterranean light that illuminates the edges of the monument and casts long shadows. Medium: watercolor, gouache, and graphite on blue paper.
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Temple of Hera Lacinia, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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