August Künnapu

By the Fountain


The work depicts a boy leaning over the water and reaching towards the fountain, with an articulated landscape behind him. The latter is divided into horizontal stripes typically of August: a strip of sky, another one of greenery, the dominant blue area of water and the outside edges of the fountain in front of the boy. The heavy droplets seem to fall back in the water, as if splashed up from a rock thrown in the water or a splash of a fish tail, rather than shooting upwards from the fountain. Red-dotted darkness on the foreground… Does this emerge from the depths of the water? I cannot tell. Nevertheless, this picture somehow reminds me of David Hockney’s pool paintings with their simple structure and conditionally marked water surfaces.