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Sappho and Alcaeus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881
Sappho and Alcaeus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Sappho and Alcaeus, zoomed in
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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

Another languid Mediterranean 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.

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