Roman Holiday

“Roman Holidays” by Magdalena Nowatkowska is a simple yet refined composition, with a dominant large peach-colored background plane that may evoke the warm Italian sun. Its pastel shade, central to the image, brings to mind the lightness and joy associated with summertime. These are the artist's personal memories of experiencing joyful moments in Rome.

Surrounding this central, serene field is a dance of simplified, enclosed forms bordered by colorful lines, characteristic of the “Limits” series. Browns and grays, the peach background, and the colorful lines framing minimally depicted figures create a framework for the peachy field. These colorful boundaries add dynamism and are meant to symbolize the pulsating life, colorful people, culture, and diversity of the place.

The inclined figure represents the artist herself, reminiscing about intriguingly beautiful scenes at every turn, unexpectedly. Scenes created by life itself, without grand plans or intentions, especially underfoot.
“Roman Holidays” can be perceived as a tribute to the Italian capital, capturing its warmth, color, and energy, while also maintaining a certain abstraction that allows viewers to interpret and recall their own memories associated with the place. It is a work that allows for a moment of escape into a summery atmosphere, full of light and color.

Series Limits
Year completed 2024
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

54 x 54 x 4 cm / 21.3 x 21.3 x 1.6 (framed)

50 x 50 x 2 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.9 (without frame)

Inventory G094
Availability available