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Old Mar 6, 2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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Art Thread Time! Our First Painting! (#2)

First name is Lawrence, could lead to an interesting biblical debate.

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Old Mar 6, 2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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Definitely a Pre-Raphaelite work and with a first name clue of Lawrence...the first artist to come to mind would be Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. I'm not certain about the subject, though. Looks like a Roman bath scene...

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Here's a little Pre-Raphaelite etching that my wife and I added to our collection. The etching is done in the style of Sir Edward Burnes-Jones, one of Rossetti's students. We're big fans of the Pre-Raphaelite style and it's morphing with the Art Nouveau movement.


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Old Mar 7, 2006, 11:22 PM   #3
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Did I screw up by answering in public? I wasn't certain if this was a contest or general discussion.

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Nope, no mess-up! Just nobody else has posted anything yet!

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Correct! Good eye! I'll post what the subject matter is when I get home after school later today!

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Old Mar 9, 2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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The title of the piece is...... "An Apodyterium". In other words, a Roman changing room for the baths. I was under the impression the the Baths were generally only for men. Am I wrong? Upon further research, it turns out this has nothing to do in a biblical sense (my bad!).

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Old Mar 9, 2006, 06:36 PM   #6
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Evan,

I, too, was under the impression that the baths were primarily a male venue. However, maybe there were segregated baths based upon gender.

Being a Pre-Raphaelite work by Alma-Tadema, who was notorious for his rendering of scantily clad females during the height of the Victorian era, I could see where this painting may not be grounded in reality. It probably wouldn't be as popular of a work if it rendered male Roman bathers.

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