Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Siesta or Pompeian Scene Art Print
ABOUT THIS PIECE
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's The Siesta or Pompeian Scene was created in 1864 and is in Museo del Prado Madrid. The size of the work is 130 x 369 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
A domestic scene set in classical antiquity. An old man and a youth recline on divans while an attractive young woman plays music on a double flute. Both the clothing and the setting suggest the Greek world, and the motives and clothing are rigorously faithful to archeological discoveries made in the mid nineteenth century. Despite being Dutch by birth, Sir Lawrence Alma cultivated an eclectic personal neoclassicism closer to the elegance and style of the British Pre-Raphaelites, as can be seen in the present painting. This work entered the Prado Museum in 1887, a donation by Ernesto Gambart, who was the Spanish Consul in Nice.
The Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 - 1912) was a Dutch painter who later settled in the United Kingdom, becoming the last officially recognised denizen in 1873. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Art Movement: Academic Classicism
Location and Reference: Museo del Prado Madrid
To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture.