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Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Barrow, Rosemary

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ISBN 10: 071484358X / ISBN 13: 9780714843582
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd
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2003. Paperback. An absorbing, original study of one of the finest Victorian painters. Num Pages: 208 pages, 147 colour and 49 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, indexes. BIC Classification: ACV; AFC; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 290 x 248 x 23. Weight in Grams: 1360. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780714843582

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Title: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), was one of the finest and most distinctive of the Victorian painters. Dutch-born, he moved to London in 1870 and became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky. amusing portrait of an exuberant personality who carved out a brilliant career for himself at the heart of London's artistic and cultural elite. But above all she subjects the paintings to a fresh scrutiny, and reveals that Alma-Tadema, a knowledgeable student of antiquity, repeatedly used literary and archaeological allusions in his paintings to play a game of interpretation with his viewers. Time and again the seeming innocence of the scenes he depicts is subverted by a mischievously placed inscription or statue, suggesting to the initiated a darker and usually risque meaning. their beauty and their remarkable mastery of light, colour and texture. With its intriguing insights into his personality and intentions, this book should provide a challenging reassessment of a major artist.

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Rosemary J Barrow is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities, King's College, London, and has lectured and published widely on Alma-Tadema.

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