Art History Daily.
More like “Art History Once Every Six Months.” :/
Silver Favourites by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1903
Silver Favourites is an outstanding example of Tadema’s contrasting gleaming white marble against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea. The artist obliterated the middle-ground, and the foreground is abruptly juxtaposed with the distant horizon, creating a dramatic effect.
Oil on wood.
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebru, 1782.
Vigée-Lebru is recognized as the most famous woman painter of the eighteenth century, and was a part of the Rococco and Neoclassical movements. She worked as Marie Antoinette’s portraitist for six years.
The National Gallery, London