Alma-Tadema - A Favorite Custom, 1909 - A FAVORITE CUSTOM Here, in the cool ambience of the Roman bath, Alma-Tadema is able to delight those who cherish the classical way of life, while, with perfect propriety, introducing the theme of the nude.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a dutch-born great british painter, depicting the splendor of Roman, Greek and Egyptian, with a particular attention to details, use of color wonderfully harmonious, and a technique that, in spite of perfection, it wasn’t redundant.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) Silver Favourites, 1903, oil on wood,. An outstanding example of Alma-Tadema's contrasting gleaming white marble against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea. The artist obliterated the middle-ground, and the foreground is abruptly juxtaposed with the distant horizon, creating a dramatic effect