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The Resource Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.J. Barrow

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.J. Barrow

Label
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Title
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Barrow
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 1879, and became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with langorous figures 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 brillant career for himself at the heart of London's artistic and cultural elite. But above all she subjects the paintings to a fresh and rigorous scrutiny, revealing that Alma-Tadema was a highly knowledgeable student of antiquity, who made effective use of precise literary and archaeological allusions to play a game of interpretation with his viewers. Time and again the seeming innocence of the scenes he depicts is subverted by a mischievously placed inscription or statue, suggesting to the initiated a darker and usually risque meaning." "Like his contemporaries, Alma-Tadema was neglected after his death, but his paintings are once again admired for their beauty and their mastery of light, colour and texture. With its fresh and intriguing new insights into his personality and intentions, this book now provides a challenging reassessment of a major artist."--Jacket
Action
Committed to retain
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrow, R. J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND497.A4
LC item number
B377 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1836-1912
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
  • Getscher, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
  • Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
  • Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • England
  • Schilderijen
  • Bildband
Label
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.J. Barrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47637083
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780714839189
Lccn
2001279336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)47637083
Label
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.J. Barrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47637083
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780714839189
Lccn
2001279336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)47637083

Library Locations

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