Are these beautiful paintings of women and children just eye-candy for middle-class Victorian women?
Three stories in a single telling, about Helios/Sol, the personification of the Sun. His role in the adultery of Venus and Mars, and his two lovers and their bitter rivalry.
After a brief marriage to actress Ellen Terry, his paintings became symbolist. He claimed to paint ideas rather than objects.
Second and final part to commemorate his death a century ago, with several of his finest paintings.
Exploring different verbal and visual accounts of the story of the murder of Astyanax during the fall of Troy.
There’s a lot more to this painting than first meets the eye: a bit of Brueghel, some Leighton, and even some Signorelli.
A woman artist painting nudes? Better than her husband? Keeping her maiden name too? She changed a lot of attitudes in her career as a painter.
Beautiful paintings, devoid of narrative, symbols, or meaning. They represent the height of the Aesthetic movement: ‘pure’ art.
After a brush with almost Impressionist landscapes, did he settle down and paint Rome and Greece purely for the sake of art?
After his reputation was shredded by Roger Fry, Alma-Tadema was almost forgotten. Why should his work now be revived?