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Sappho and Alcaeus

Sappho and Alcaeus, 1881, Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Sappho and Alcaeus, zoomed in
66 cm122 cm

Sappho and Alcaeus is an Academic Oil on Panel Painting created by Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1881. It lives at the The Walters Art Museum in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Boredom, Sappho and Music. SourceDownload

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Another languid Mediteranian afternoon, by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Here depicting the famous lover-poets Sappho, stading, and Alcaeus playing a “kithara” — Alma-Tadema manages to strip any passion from the scene, leaving a group of bored teenagers just this side of nap time.

Further reading atthewalters.org
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