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Antony and Cleopatra by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Antony and Cleopatra by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Unique material quality

Print on handmade Amalfi paper
Size : 29 x 42 cm
Material : artwork printed on precious handmade Amalfi paper with frayed edges
Frame : Handmade light brown beech wood

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The artwork

The portrayal of the meeting between Antony and Cleopatra is based on a material from world literature: William Shakespeare wrote the play entitled "Antony and Cleopatra" around 1606/1607 and then motivatedly followed it with his drama "Julius Caesar". Together with the subsequent tragedy of 1608 "Coriolanus" they form the three works of the so-called "Roman dramas". Historical models offered the poet's space for gripping stories, dramatic developments, and – as in this case – romantic tragedy. The main characters of this love are the Roman general Mark Antony and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Although they both feel passionate love for each other, they divide political calculations and Antony finally enters into a marriage of convenience with the Roman Octavia. A military defeat, in which Antony blames the Pharaoh, finally divides her completely. Cleopatra feigns suicide, after which Antony plunges into her sword. The act also announces the end of the queen, who in the last desperate act can be killed by a poisonous snake.

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