In the pathway of the sun,
In the footsteps of the breeze,
Where the world and sky are one,
He shall ride the silver seas,
He shall cut the glittering wave.
I shall sit at home, and rock;
Rise, to heed a neighbor's knock;
Brew my tea, and snip my thread;
Bleach the linen for my bed.
They will call him brave.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema,
(January 8, 1836, Dronrijp, the Netherlands.- June 25, 1912 Wiesbaden, Germany)
was one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth-century Britain.
Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained
at the Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England
in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there.
A classical-subject painter, he became famous for
his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the
Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in
fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky.
"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler