A fountain is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative or dramatic effect.
By the end of the 19th century, as indoor plumbing became the main source of drinking water, urban fountains became purely decorative.
Fountains are used today to decorate city parks and squares; to honor individuals or events; for recreation and for entertainment.
Our "Portrait of a Lady as a Fountain" or short "Lady Fountain" has a character of a ready-made-like installation, as it is (dis)placed inside a building and as it (dis)uses the motive of a female model, striking an exentric or dramatic pose. As in many baroque Fountains, water is gushing out of the mouth of a grotesk being or god, like Neptun; in our artwork the central figure is a fashion model.
Categories for this artwork are: fashion, style, entertainment, ready-made, conceptual art, normality, furniture, and architecture.