Fine Arts

An Introduction to 19th Century Academic European Paintings

"The Roses of Heliogabalus," 1888, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Dutch/British, 1836–1912). Oil on canvas, 52 inches by 84 1/4 inches. Private collection. (Courtesy of the Art Renewal Center)
"The Roses of Heliogabalus," 1888, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Dutch/British, 1836–1912). Oil on canvas, 52 inches by 84 1/4 inches. Private collection. (Courtesy of the Art Renewal Center)

It is not possible to understand 19th century art without looking at the types of paintings exhibited at the Paris Salons in France and the...

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