It is the flowers that provide the most important detail, a detail that reflects the artist's well-known fondness for flowers. La Sizeranne, Robert de.This was the artist's personal motto, and the idea is present in every Lawrence Alma Tadema composition. Lawrence Alma Tadema was known for his glorious details; it is said that Alma Tadema compositions are the sum of his details. Ames Art Galleries, Beverly Hills. Mortimer, Richard. Follow the link and you can read online or download a PDF. Yerkes [ Indeed, the artist had a background in creating grandiose stage sets for Shakespeare plays in the s that amply satisfied the Victorian taste for spectacle. Swinglehurst, Edmund. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U. More exceptional details. Pattison, J.
Young girls carry pretty flowers or branches with buds or blossoms. The curls of the carved acanthus leaves and spirals are so convincing.
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It also means that my list of paintings that I love only grows longer as the years pass, but there are few paintings that stand above the others.
Berlin: Rud. Malibu: J.Poynter, trans. However, further research into the painting's subject and significance suggests it is more an idealised Victorian representation of spring, rather than a specific Roman festival. Lyons, Lisa, ed. Others follow carrying symbolic ritual items, including the bearers of a fine chalice, a casket and an ivory altar. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Bredenkamp, Barend Johannes. Be sure to click on these images to enlarge them. Alma Tadema's curiosity about the ancient world was insatiable, and the knowledge he acquired was incorporated into over three hundred paintings of ancient archeological and architectural design. Masterpieces of the J. In this way, he suggested the festival's great antiquity through architectural details, dress, sculpture, and even the musical instruments based on Roman originals. De Mille's Hollywood production of "Cleopatra" of Lawrence Alma-Tadema London: Phaidon, , pp. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, with Rizzoli, , pp.