A Favorite Custom

By Lawrence Alma-Tadema SKU:1594

"A Favorite Custom" by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema is a captivating painting that showcases his distinctive art style. Painted in 1909, it exemplifies Alma-Tadema's meticulous attention to detail and his ability to bring historical scenes to life. This artwork depicts a group of elegantly dressed figures engaged in a ritual of pouring perfume on a young girl's hands. The painting's vibrant colors, intricate costumes, and carefully rendered textures create a sense of opulence and beauty. "A Favorite Custom" is special for its ability to transport viewers to a bygone era, capturing a moment of cultural tradition and highlighting Alma-Tadema's skill in capturing the essence of historical customs.

59 cm

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Total € 275

“Title: “”A Favorite Custom”” by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Year Painted: 1909

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, a renowned Dutch-British painter, crafted a masterpiece titled “”A Favorite Custom”” in 1909. This painting, measuring 57 cm x 95 cm, holds a special place in Alma-Tadema’s extensive body of work and the realm of Victorian art.

“”A Favorite Custom”” showcases Alma-Tadema’s exceptional ability to capture historical scenes with meticulous attention to detail. The painting depicts a group of elegantly dressed figures in a lavish interior setting, engaged in a ritualistic act of pouring perfume on a young girl’s hands. The vibrant colors, intricate costumes, and carefully rendered textures contribute to the scene’s opulence and sensory richness.

What sets “”A Favorite Custom”” apart is its ability to transport viewers to a bygone era, offering a glimpse into cultural traditions and societal customs of the past. Alma-Tadema’s meticulous approach ensures that every aspect of the painting, from the ornate surroundings to the expressions of the figures, exudes authenticity and historical accuracy.

The painting’s composition draws the viewer’s eye to the central act, emphasizing the significance and symbolism of the ritual. Through his masterful brushwork, Alma-Tadema captures the essence of the moment, evoking a sense of elegance, refinement, and luxury.

“”A Favorite Custom”” is not only a testament to Alma-Tadema’s technical skill but also a celebration of the beauty and richness of historical customs. It offers a window into a world of cultural practices and social interactions, allowing viewers to appreciate the intricacies of past traditions.

To explore further the artistry of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and immerse yourself in the captivating world of “”A Favorite Custom,”” search for “”Alma-Tadema paintings,”” “”Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema A Favorite Custom,”” or “”Victorian art historical scenes painting.”” Delve into the opulence and cultural depth captured in this exceptional masterpiece, and discover the enduring allure of Alma-Tadema’s unique artistic vision.”

Original size:
45.1 x 66 cm (width x height)
Art styles:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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