Sunday, January 25, 2015

Decadent Rome

Bacchanal (1890) by the Croation painter Mato Celestin Medović (1857-1893). A well done painting about roman decadence. This subject was very popular in the late 19th century.


  1. There is an Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema flavour about the painting, don't you think?

  2. When there is Roman or Greek marble there will always be that Alma Tadema flavour. But here's a lot more action. Alma Tadema like it more quiet (mostly).

  3. In historical paintings, the main form and goal of the artist in image depiction is the recording and recollecting past history.