Monday, March 2, 2020

Tadema's Women of Amphissa Up Close

I've shown close-up views of some Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) paintings here and elsewhere. But given his talent and stage-setting ability, why not more?

The excellent Clark museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts has a nice example of his work. It is "The Women of Amphissa" (1887); the museum page for the painting is here.

Below are some iPhone photos I took of it when I visited the Clark last September. Click on images to enlarge.


An image of the painting found on the Internet.

My establishment shot, showing how it appeared to the camera under the gallery's lighting conditions. Tadema was something of a miniaturist, and you can glean a sense of its scale by comparing its size to the plaque fragment to the right of it.  Some detail photos are below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting x-ray and infrared views of the painting here: