A Coign of Vantage by Lawrence Alma Tadema [Fine Art Reproductions]
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A Coign of Vantage Painting by Lawrence Alma Tadema
Lawrence's A Coign of Vantage Alma Tadema is a figurative painting by a well-known Dutch artist. Three aristocratic women are depicted staring down at a bay below. The word 'Coign of Vantage' literally translates to a good vantage point for observation. The three female subjects are standing on the balcony, looking out at the returning ships. The image piques one's interest in what the girls might see. It has a Romantic feel about it. Alma Tadema was a well-known late-nineteenth-century painter. After his first wife died in 1870, he moved to England. He had previously studied at the Antwerp Academy and thereby benefited from his classical education.
His paintings were immensely beautiful and romantic, which appealed to the English people. He depicted scenes from Ancient Rome and Greece, which piqued the interest of Victorians. His paintings have a decadent and opulent feel to them. A Coign of Vantage, a painting by Alma Tadema, encapsulates all of Alma Tadema's defining traits. Beautiful ladies' subjects clothed in expensive attire, a magnificent color palette, and remarkable attention to detail characterize this Neoclassical masterpiece.
The artist became well-known for his ability to recreate marble. Alma Tadema's ability to create tactile paintings by using color to reflect the different effects of light on various surfaces is demonstrated by the balcony, which is incredibly realistic. Because of the way he mixed the colors of blue, the water and sky blend effortlessly. Rich colors were employed to highlight the floral elements in the women's headdresses and the garland hanging around the statue. The entire effect is one of mysticism and beauty.
This painting combines all of these approaches to create one of Alma Tadema's most ambitious and remarkable masterpieces. This painting, completed in 1895, was one of the artist's last works. A private collector now owns a Coign of Vantage. It has become one of Alma Tadema's most popular works to be replicated, and as a result, one of the artist's most well-known paintings.
The perfect accent for any space! Each wood print is unique due to the natural qualities of each individual panel of wood.
• Wood canvas made from Birch wood sourced from sustainable Canadian forests • UV set inks, meaning the print resists water • Each wood print is made in Montreal, Canada • Easy care, don’t touch the print if you don’t have to, but you can wipe it with a dry or damp cloth to remove dust • Arrives ready to hang! 4-panel frame in back allows you to just pop the wood print on a small nail in the wall, no wires necessary