ONLINE ArtTalk - Alma-Tadema: Reimagining the Ancient World - Wed 27th September 2023 at 2pm
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BOOKING DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wed 27th September at 8am UK TIME
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All students will be given access to watch our video playback service for 60 days.
Wed 27th September 2pm - 3:15pm UK time
Alma-Tadema was born in Dronrijp, Friesland. He settled in London in 1870 and became a British citizen in 1873.
He specialised in historical genre scenes, beginning with medieval subjects but then, following a visit to Pompeii in 1863, turned to the ancient world. His paintings evoke a “Hollywood” vision of ancient Greece and Rome (and sometimes Egypt) with their sensuous depiction of beautiful women, exotic costumes, and marbled settings.
His works were hugely successful and Alma-Tadema enjoyed a sumptuous lifestyle in his house in the fashionable London suburb of St John’s Wood, a home which he remodelled as a Roman villa. This talk looks at his important contribution to Victorian art and his interesting and enduring legacy to the film industry.
Martin will provide a list of helpful books and links to further explore on a PDF following the talk via the blackboard.
The talk will last for 60 minutes, followed by an open Q&A session.
All Ardington ONLINE talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources & ideas with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your talk begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the talk ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.