19th Century Oil on Canvas, Classical Lady
The nineteenth century saw a renewed interest in the values and aesthetics of Classical antiquity, spurred by the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as by the appeal that Greek and Roman art held for the Age of Enlightenment. Romanticism, a yearning for a lost Golden Age in antiquity, also found favor at this time. This lovely portrait embodies aspects of both Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Canvas size: 23" x 15"