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.
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Just click on the blog……. We are still experiencing technical difficulties, so enjoy this reprise of an earlier blog. TWO WOMEN WITH SUNFLOWERS & MOONFLOWERS A GIFT TO THE WORLD After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. Christian Dior British artist George Dunlop […]
British artist William Powell Frith (1819-1909) created his paintings in 19th century Victorian England.
American artist George Cochran Lambdin (1830-1896) was a flower specialist. His striking portrayal of Pink and White Roses above inspired a chromolithograph, a multi-colored print popular in the nineteenth century.
Or murmuring “Where’s my serpent of old Nile?” For so he calls me…… Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1, Scene 5 Cleopatra was the original femme fatale, seducing first Julius Caesar and then Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s epic plays. Here, though, British artist John William Waterhouse has visualized the Egyptian queen […]
Please be sure to click on the painting to ENLARGE it. O! I have suffered With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dashed all to pieces. O, the cry did knock Against my very heart. The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2 […]
The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of his mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. “Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied rather shyly, […]