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Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Barrow, Rosemary

Published by Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 071484358X / ISBN 13: 9780714843582
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Title: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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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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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.

In this original and penetrating study, Rosemary Barrow presents an absorbing and often amusing portrait of an exuberant personality who carved out a brilliant career for himself at the heart of London's artistic and cultural élite. Most uniquely, she subjects the paintings to a fresh scrutiny, to reveal that Alma-Tadema, a knowledgeable student of antiquity, repeatedly used literary and archaeological allusions in his paintings to subvert their apparently innocent meaning.

Neglected after his death, Alma-Tadema's paintings are once again admired for their exquisite beauty and their remarkable mastery of light, colour and texture. With its fresh and intriguing new insights into his personality and intentions as well as his works, this book now provides a challenging reassessment of a major artist and fascinating person.

Review: ' ? scholarly and informative book ?'
Times Literary Supplement

'This book, like the paintings themselves, is a joy of immaculate and comprehensive research with a lavish attention to detail.'
Arts Opinion

'? a fresh and sympathetic appraisal of this ? artist.'
Daily Telegraph

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