Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a Dutch painter. It’s a guilty pleasure, right?
Wiki : “A classical-subject painter, famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky”.
It’s too much, OK. It’s classicism. And it’s fascinating, right? So much work… I love him!!!
It’s exactly the contrary of adventure. Precise, gorgeous, well done. And marble! Imagining stories about this people. This first woman, awaiting (who, a lover, a father?). This last woman, the readhead : what does she do?
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