Folds and marble

I’ve been looking for sources for the two paintings, particularly the stonework of the foreground of the Virtues and the fabric of the dresses that will feature in it and the Empress. I’m very interested in Alma-Tadema’s work with marble in many of his paintings – he clearly knew he was onto a good thing, repeating the technique many times. I shot several details of  his painting Coign of Vantage at the Legion of Honor, poor quality on my phone, but useful for reference.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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