R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,
R.A.H.
againstathorn

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Exhausted Maenides After the Dance (1874)



Today I will share an intriguing piece by British painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Judging by the state of his followers, Dionysus must have thrown quite a party. This would appear to be a detail oil sketch for a larger scene. Some areas of the painting, including two of the women’s faces, have been left incomplete and blotchy, while other elements, such as the cloth and headdress, have been rendered in more detail. This noticeably unfinished aspect of this work lends a dreamlike aspect to the material.
Tags: before and after the ball may 2018
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