Love in Idleness by Lawrence Alma-Tadema 50x70cm PosterLove in Idleness is an old name for the pansy flower. The artist is suggesting that the young women in the portrait are as beautiful as flowers. He also links loveliness to love. Roses, which are symbols of love, carry on the theme. Alma-Tadema's paintings of beautiful young women in convincing Roman-style settings were very popular in the late-19th century. The realistic detail of his pictures was based on Roman wall paintings and sculpture. He saw Roman works of art in 1863 during visits to the ruined cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii in Italy.
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Image reproduced from the Laing Art Gallery collection exclusively for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
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|Brand||Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums|
|Venue||Laing Art Gallery|
|Size||50cm x 70cm|
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