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 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Maria Magdalena Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Massacre of the Monks of Tamond Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Inundation of The Biesbosch in 1421 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Faust and Marguerite Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Death of Hippolytus Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Education of the Children of Clovis Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Roman Wine Tasters Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Venantius Fortunatus Reading His Poems to Radegonda VI Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Chiesa San Clemente Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Pastimes in Ancient Egyupe 3 000 Years Ago Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Leaving Church in the Fifteenth Century Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Catullus at Lesbia's Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Egyptian Chess Players Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Gallo Roman Women Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema A Picture Gallery (Benjamin Constant) Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Entrance to a Roman Theatre Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema In the Peristyle Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Lesbia Weeping over a Sparrow Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Preparations for the Festivities Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1 2 3 Load more Advertisement.