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Unconscious Rivals by Lawrence Alma Tadema | Fine Arts Prints

Unconscious Rivals by Lawrence Alma Tadema | Fine Arts Prints

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Unconscious Rivals by Lawrence Alma Tadema | Fine Arts Prints


The painting is a genuine type of Alma-Tadema's sentimentalism style. It is a picture of two ladies; one sitting, the other standing and apparently hanging tight for somebody. The expectation is evident regarding the matters' appearances as one of them even looks exhausted from pausing. Following Alma-Tadema's subject of sentiment, the painting is deciphered as two ladies hanging tight for a similar darling; thus, the title. They are uninformed or decline to recognize that they share the expressions of love of a similar individual. The statue of Cupid, which is to the extreme left, further outlines the theme. Otherwise called Eros, Cupid is the Roman divine force of adoration, so his quality portrays energy and want. Normal of Alma-Tadema, the painting is brimming with splendid colors that add life to the scene. Examples and figures highlight the great orange vault to make a dynamic foundation. Tadema was famous for his marble paintings, and that mark is clear in the Unconscious Rivals too; from the statue of Cupid to the hindrance where the women are resting. Only beside the cupid are blooming blossoms that fill the environment with magnificence. Alma-Tadema consistently strived to draw out the self-important way of life of the well off in Rome, and this piece does only that. The pink of the blossoms, the orange of the vault and the grayish of the marble are orchestrated calmly. Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the most striking painters of the nineteenth century. The painter is famous for his attention on the plushness of the Roman Empire and his old style subjects. Conceived in the Netherlands as Lourens Tadema in 1836, he embraced the name Lawrence to fit the English setting where he would come to thrive later in his profession. His accomplishments started right on time as he won numerous honors as an understudy at the Royal Academy of Antwerp. His past works focused on Merovingian subjects. His first significant piece is the Education of the Children of Clovis, which he did under Baron Jan August Hendrik Leys' direction. Because of the absence of worldwide enthusiasm for Merovingian topics, Tadema started working on sentimental subjects. The painter moved from Belgium to England in 1870 where he kept on getting a charge out of huge accomplishment as one of the most generously compensated of his age. Tadema had a recognizable proof framework for his paintings, which makes it difficult to mistake them for fakes. His last painting, completed two months before his passing is Preparations in the Coliseum, creation CCCCVIII.


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"As the Sun colours flowers, so art colours life." - Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema


"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration." - Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema


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


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