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The Signal, 1899 // painting by John William Godward. Inspired by the painter Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, Godward imitated his Neoclassical style. Both were Academic artists and counted among the members of the "Marble School," known for its depictions of subjects drawn from ancient Greek and Roman life placed in elaborate settings, with especially careful and realistic rendering of details like marble and flowers.

The Signal, 1899 // painting by John William Godward. Inspired by the painter Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, Godward imitated his Neoclassical style. Both were Academic artists and counted among the members of the "Marble School," known for its depictions of subjects drawn from ancient Greek and Roman life placed in elaborate settings, with especially careful and realistic rendering of details like marble and flowers.

Anna Alma-Tadema (1865 - 1943) - Detail from "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Library in Townshend House, London", 1884

Anna Alma-Tadema (1865 - 1943) - Detail from "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Library in Townshend House, London", 1884

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Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". They were inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication...they would lose all self-control, shout excitedly, and engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior, ritualistically hunting down and tear to pieces animals — and, at least in myth, sometimes men and children — devouring the raw…

Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". They were inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication...they would lose all self-control, shout excitedly, and engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior, ritualistically hunting down and tear to pieces animals — and, at least in myth, sometimes men and children — devouring the raw…

Spring, (1894), oil on canvas,179.2 x 80.3 cm, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. It depicts the festival of Cerealia in a Roman street. One of Tadema's most famous and popular works, it took him four years to complete. The models for many of the participants and spectators were Tadema's friends and members of his family.   From Wikipedia

Spring, (1894), oil on canvas,179.2 x 80.3 cm, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. It depicts the festival of Cerealia in a Roman street. One of Tadema's most famous and popular works, it took him four years to complete. The models for many of the participants and spectators were Tadema's friends and members of his family. From Wikipedia

⊰ Posing with Posies ⊱ paintings & illustrations of women & children with flowers - Lawrence Alma-Tadema

⊰ Posing with Posies ⊱ paintings & illustrations of women & children with flowers - Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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