Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Roses of Heliogabalus Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Date: 1888 Style: Romanticism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 132.1 x 213.9 cm Location: Private Collection Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x492px, View all sizes The Roses of Heliogabalus is one of Alma-Tadema’s most famous paintings. It depicts the Roman Emperor Egabalus (Heliogabalus), a debauched psychotic. In this episode, he is attempting to smother his unsuspecting audience with rose petals, which have been let loose from false ceiling panels. Alma-Tadema, being a meticulous perfectionist, wanted each petal to be as perfectly realistic as possible, and had shipments of rose petals sent to him from the Riviera over the winter of 1887-1888, so he would have fresh examples. This was a common practice by Alma-Tadema, who often ordered flowers from all over Europe and sometimes Africa, as examples for his paintings, rushing to complete the work before the flowers died. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (9) All Artworks by Date (198) All Artworks by Name (198) STYLES Romanticism (198) GENRES allegorical painting (2) cityscape (1) genre painting (108) history painting (15) interior (3) literary painting (2) mythological painting (7) nude painting (nu) (2) portrait (49) religious painting (4) self-portrait (3) sketch and study (2) Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Featured works (9) All Artworks by Date (198) All Artworks by Name (198) Romanticism (198) allegorical painting (2) cityscape (1) genre painting (108) history painting (15) interior (3) literary painting (2) mythological painting (7) nude painting (nu) (2) portrait (49) religious painting (4) self-portrait (3) sketch and study (2) Self-Portrait Alma-Tadema Lawrence Maria Magdalena Alma-Tadema Lawrence The Massacre of the Monks of Tamond Alma-Tadema Lawrence The Inundation of The Biesbosch in 1421 Alma-Tadema Lawrence Faust and Marguerite Alma-Tadema Lawrence The Death of Hippolytus Alma-Tadema Lawrence The Education of the Children of Clovis Alma-Tadema Lawrence The Roman Wine Tasters Alma-Tadema Lawrence Venantius Fortunatus Reading His Poems to Radegonda VI Alma-Tadema Lawrence Chiesa San Clemente Alma-Tadema Lawrence Pastimes in Ancient Egyupe 3 000 Years Ago Alma-Tadema Lawrence Leaving Church in the Fifteenth Century Alma-Tadema Lawrence Catullus at Lesbia's Alma-Tadema Lawrence Egyptian Chess Players Alma-Tadema Lawrence Gallo Roman Women Alma-Tadema Lawrence A Picture Gallery (Benjamin Constant) Alma-Tadema Lawrence Entrance to a Roman Theatre Alma-Tadema Lawrence In the Peristyle Alma-Tadema Lawrence Lesbia Weeping over a Sparrow Alma-Tadema Lawrence Preparations for the Festivities Alma-Tadema Lawrence 1 2 3 Load more Advertisement.