I guess you can all tell by now that I LOVE artwork. I have been quite busy of late and that is the only reason I haven’t posted as much as I really wanted. Hopefully, I will try to do my posts the evenings now before I got to bed. Anyway, here is another artist I have come across recently. I simply adore his work.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain. Universally admired for his superb draftsmanship and ‘real to life’ depictions of Classical antiquity he was much sought after by Victorian collectors who intimately connected with his vision. He so embraced the aspirations of his day that when the idealistic illusions of his age were shattered by modernism and the Great War his art fell from favour. Now, again, as the re-evaluation of that era is well underway his reputation is rebounding. The study of the artist and his art must begin as always with their origins (Art Renewal Center.com, August 2013).