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In the Beginning: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

26 days ago   |   By Art Contrarian

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a highly talented painter whose reputation, like others of his ilk, suffered with the advent of Modernism and its rise to Establishment status. Fortunately, the pendulum has reversed to the point where his works are increasingly respected.
I've written about him here , here and elsewhere on this blog. His Wikipedia entry is here .
The present post deals with examples of his early work, paintings made before he settled into his mature style and subject matter.
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Mary Magdalene - 1854
Tadema was about 18 years old when he painted this...
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