Arts Everyday Living: Return to Spring Again—Tulips, Lilies, and Other Blossoms

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Still Life with Tulips, c. 1850, oil on panel, Private Collection

Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was renowned for his historical paintings of Classical Greek and Roman themes.  However, he also focused on floral poetry, apparent in the moving  Still Life with Tulips above using an unusual arrangement of colors and flowers.

You might want to click on Flag of Truce below for another interpretation.


Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Flag of Truce, 1900, oil on canvas, Private Collection.

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