Roman Art Lover

size(cm): 50x75
Sale price£195 GBP


The painting Roman Art Lover, by the artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema, is a work that captivates by its artistic style, its composition and its color. With an original size of 56 x 85 cm, this work represents a scene from ancient Rome, in which a young woman contemplates a statue of a god in a garden.

The artistic style of this work is typical of 19th century academicism, characterized by precision in the representation of details and the idealization of the human figure. Alma-Tadema, however, stood out for his ability to recreate historical settings and scenes with great realism.

The composition of Roman Art Lover is very careful, with an arrangement of the elements that guides the viewer's gaze towards the figure of the woman and the statue. Also, the use of perspective and depth of field contribute to creating a sense of space and depth in the scene.

The coloring of the work is another of its most interesting aspects. Alma-Tadema used a palette of warm and soft tones, which contrast with the figure of the woman, dressed in an intense red dress. This contrast draws the viewer's attention to the main figure of the work.

The history of the painting is also worth mentioning. It was created in 1868, when Alma-Tadema was at the peak of his career as an artist. The work was very well received by the public and critics, and became one of the artist's most popular.

Finally, there are little-known aspects of the work that deserve to be highlighted. For example, Alma-Tadema is known to have been inspired by an actual statue of the goddess Venus to create the figure of the statue in the painting. In addition, the model who posed for the figure of the woman was the artist's sister, Anna Alma-Tadema.

In short, Roman Art Lover is a work that combines the artist's technical skill with an aesthetic sensibility that makes it one of the highlights of his career. Its artistic style, its composition, its colors and its history make it a work of art that deserves to be contemplated carefully.

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