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New York City  |  Tuesday January 23

Lecture   Ancient Rome in Victorian London: Time-Traveling with the Painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The General Society Library    20 W 44 St  |  6:15 PM

photo of the lecturer Peter Trippi
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Peter Trippi recently co-curated the touring exhibition Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, which concluded its European tour with a showing at London's Leighton House Museum.

He is currently editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and was the former director of Dahesh Museum of Art, New York.

Ancient Rome in Victorian London: Time-Traveling with the Painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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The High Victorians were fascinated with ancient Rome because they saw the British Empire as a bigger, more benevolent version of Rome's.

No one reanimated Rome more convincingly for them than the London-based painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A. (1836–1912). Acclaimed for the painstaking realism of the expensive pictures he exhibited at the Royal Academy, Alma-Tadema immersed his viewers in a vanished world through compelling compositions full of carefully researched costumes and artifacts.

Ultimately he extended his vision to grand theatre productions, working closely with stars such as Dame Ellen Terry, whose mementos of their partnership can be seen at Smallhythe, now a National Trust property.

Alma-Tadema's wife and two daughters were equally friendly with Terry: all of them proudly wore the loose-fitting "artistic" clothing that Alma-Tadema painted and designed. Not surprisingly, filmmakers were captivated, too: they transferred his scenes to the screen while he was still alive and have continued to do, most recently in the sumptuous "sword-and-sandal" movies of Sir Ridley Scott.

New York City  |  Tuesday January 23

Lecture   Ancient Rome in Victorian London: Time-Traveling with the Painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The General Society Library    20 W 44 St  |  6:15 PM

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