A Coign of Vantage
Beautiful fine art on a museum quality fine paper.
The 1895 painting is a distinct model of artwork and one of the most commercially triumphant pieces of the nineteenth century, it is fascinating and adds value to modern art trends. Alma-Tadema was a romanticism painter who was born in 1836, in the Netherlands but moved to England in 1870. Alma-Tadema spent the remainder of his profession becoming one the most influential artist and extremely paid painters of his era. Alma-Tadema was a member of the exceptional few that was in the Royal Academy of Arts. Alma-Tadema was also a member of the Order of Merit. Alma-Tadema’s technique was distinguished by this kind of substantial, experiential rendering of classical Roman and Greek life. The largely completed color inclination obtained as the sea becomes the sky denotes A Coign Of Vantage out as one of Alma-Tadema’s most enthusiastic depictions of Neo-classical everyday life, which was beloved in Victorian England. Alma-Tadema organized his paintings into a classification scheme by adding an opus number below his signature and attributing his earlier paintings with numbers as well.
A Coign of Vantage is a painting that displays three Roman women savoring the landscape from their home. Below the three women, sailboats return to the docks underneath them and they have a stunning vantage point provides a majestic scene of these ships that are coming back from either battle or trading. The warm golden sunlight strikes the painting a delicate feel with each woman represented magnificently. One kneels on a sitting bench as she looks over the house; she seems young with the black curls tied on her head with petals surrounding it. It appears as if she can recognize each man on the docks, and is searching for her young lover to wave and welcome him home. The other two women seem a little older but still young, dressed in flowing cloth as they gaze out. One stands on the ledge to view beyond the edge with the other woman. The redhead draws in the sun gazing out into the sea. The slope of the sea can be clearly recognized as the value shifts from the lightest of blue that almost blends with the sky to a tranquil mix of blue-green of the sea. Extreme detail was put in the garments of the women, the limestone ledge and even the great bronze creature that views out to the sea with his yellowish flower ornament.
The Beautiful Art Painting - A Coign of Vantage - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Below is an analysis of Coign of Vantage from The Art Book
Beard, L., Butler, A., Cleave, C. V., Fortenberry, D., & Stirling, S. (2014). The art book. London: Phaidon Press.
"Three Roman women watch the return of galleys from a corner, or 'coign'. This charming work conveys a sense both of height and of warm sunlight. The fabric of the women's clothes, the marble ledge, and the bronze beast are all rendered in great detail. In the handling of the women and the sea far below, the artist shows his great skill with a complicated perspective. A Dutch painter who moved to England in 1870, Alma-Tadema had a successful career and was lavished with personal and professional honors in his lifetime."
"Lawrence Alma Tadema Neo-Classical portrayals of ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian life were highly popular with Victorian society. They also showed the artist's knowledge of archaeology and social history. On several occasions, Alma-Tadema was commissioned for theatre designs, in particular, Sir Henry Irving's 1901 production of Coriolanus at the Lyceum Theatre in London."
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A Coign of Vantage by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (ready to hang).