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.
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World of Dreams (1876). Lady Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema (English, 1852-1909). Oil on canvas.Lady Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema was one of the leading painters of the English salon painting of her day. She was a student and the second wife of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. She specialised in highly sentimental domestic and genre scenes of women and children, often in Dutch 17th-century settings and style.
"As I begin to paint the scene, I drift into a right brain realm where I forget time and space and just sort of live inside this painting and the flow of color and brush strokes." – Artist Dimitra Milan