Other well known presidents were Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
was a successful Victorian-era artist known for painting rich and detailed images of classical antiquity, Orientalist fantasies, nudes and biblical scenes.
Love in Idleness art poster (PS10) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Not altogether satisfied with his late-blooming relative's progress, Alma-Tadema
reportedly told him, 'You will never become a Meissonier, but you might end up as a Courbet', which was not intended as a compliment.
It reminded me of my experience with the great Victorian painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
A dark Alma-Tadema
shows the frieze of the Parthenon to his friends (1868).
He owns the only three Steinway Legendary pianos ever made: the Alma-Tadema
, the Peace Piano and the White House piano--all recreations of historic instruments.
He discusses Italian Ottocento painting, the development of the English Pre-Raphaelite movement and critical response to it in Italy; the works of Gabriele D'Annunzio and influence of Lawrence Alma-Tadema
and Dante Gabriel Rossetti; painters Nino Costa and others; and artists' societies.
These included Lawrence Alma-Tadema
and his paintings of "languorous Grecian ladies", and the pre-Raphaelite Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Although not celebrating explicit ties with the Aesthetic Movement, the Sunday Society, which included Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema
, and G.
Grimshaw merits comparison with more august masters than Tissot, Millais and Alma-Tadema
For the rest, Solomon inhabits the medieval neverland of Rossetti and Burne-Jones or the classical world of such artists as Leighton and Alma-Tadema
, and much of what he produced has an essentially secondhand look.