The lion is protecting the ships from up high. A Coign of

The lion is protecting the ships from up high. A Coign of

1/26/2021, 4:55:49 PM
The lion is protecting the ships from up high. A Coign of Vantage (1895) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) shows three well-off women standing on a balcony high above the port, watching the ships. It is a typical Classical scene by Alma-Tadema, showing the wonderful life of the riches in the Roman Empire. The luxurious dresses, colors, and flowers give the hint of a world full of decadence. And then there are a couple of other noteworthy aspects here. First the way in which Alma-Tadema captured the marble, something that he was very skilled at. And second, can you see the difference between the water and the sky? Alma-Tadema blended them in a creative way, but somehow it does not really distract from the scene we are watching. Third, do you notice the typical Roman galleys in the water? #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #DutchArt #DutchArtist #DutchPainter #Neoclassical #Neoclassicim #Classicism #Classical #AlmaTadema #LawrenceAlmaTadema #Port #Sea #Water #Ships #Lion #Statue #Protection

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