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Lawrence Alma-Tadema : at home in Antiquity / edited for the Fries Museum by Elizabeth Prettejohn & Peter Trippi ; introductions by Elizabeth Prettejohn ; essays by Jan Dirk Baetens, Ivo Blom, Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Markus Fellinger, Charlotte Gere, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Daniel Robbins, Marlies Stoter, Peter Trippi ; highlights by Eline van den Berg, Carolyn Epps Dixon, Alistair Grant, Anne Helmreich, Ian Jenkins, Stephanie Moser, Wendy Sijnesael, Robert Verhoogt.

  • Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, [2016]
  • ©2016
239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Summary note:
This re-evaluation of the Dutch- born painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema traces his personal and artistic journey towards international fame and success in London and investigates how this exceptionally creative artist used his own houses and studios as laboratories to produce vivid paintings of life in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Lawrence Alma-Tadema's paintings were immensely popular among his contemporaries, and have since enchanted a wide audience through the medium of cinema. Anyone who has ever enjoyed the great epic films of antiquity from Italian silent classics and Cecil B. DeMille to Ridley Scott s Gladiator will instantly recognize their origins in sets and costumes Alma-Tadema invented. Accompanied by glowing reproductions of the artist s rich and detailed works, this book boldly re-assesses Alma-Tadema's art through the idea of home: from his admiration for the interiors depicted in early Dutch paintings through his fascination with Pompeian ruins, to his creation of large studio houses that were artworks in their own right.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition's presentation at Fries Museum, Leewarden, The Netherlands, 1 October 2016-7 February 2017; Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, 24 February-18 June 2017; Leighton House Museum, London, United Kingdom, 7 July-29 October 2017.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and indexes.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • 9783791355528 ((English trade edition ; : hardback))
  • 379135552X ((English trade edition ; : hardback))
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