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Alma-Tadema - A Favorite Custom, 1909 - A FAVORITE CUSTOM Here, in the cool ambience of the Roman bath, Alma-Tadema is able to delight those who cherish the classical way of life, while, with perfect propriety, introducing the theme of the nude.

Alma-Tadema - A Favorite Custom, 1909 - A FAVORITE CUSTOM Here, in the cool ambience of the Roman bath, Alma-Tadema is able to delight those who cherish the classical way of life, while, with perfect propriety, introducing the theme of the nude.

The Aeneid was a pretty cool epic. Virgil wanted to make an epic better than the Iliad. Frankly, he failed miserable.

The Aeneid was a pretty cool epic. Virgil wanted to make an epic better than the Iliad. Frankly, he failed miserable.

"Flora" 1890 by Waterhouse (1849-1917). Oil on canvas (73x33cm). American Private Collection. Flora was one of a small number of paintings inspired by a trip made to the island of Capri. A  maiden is arranging irises and narcissi as offerings to the Roman goddess (bronze statue) who personified the coming of spring. The 'Florifertum' festival began in Rome in 238 B.C. but fell out of favour in 173 B.C. The connection between girls and flowers was to become the predominant theme of the…

"Flora" 1890 by Waterhouse (1849-1917). Oil on canvas (73x33cm). American Private Collection. Flora was one of a small number of paintings inspired by a trip made to the island of Capri. A maiden is arranging irises and narcissi as offerings to the Roman goddess (bronze statue) who personified the coming of spring. The 'Florifertum' festival began in Rome in 238 B.C. but fell out of favour in 173 B.C. The connection between girls and flowers was to become the predominant theme of the…

Thanks to Alana Coons for this - 1875 oil painting by Leon Bonnat, "Roman Girl at a Fountain", New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art - likely inspired the 1924 signed Mexican tile on the Sunset Blvd Spanish Revival home.

Thanks to Alana Coons for this - 1875 oil painting by Leon Bonnat, "Roman Girl at a Fountain", New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art - likely inspired the 1924 signed Mexican tile on the Sunset Blvd Spanish Revival home.

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