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Realism in Fabric
Livia Drusilla (58 BCE to 29 CE) was the most powerful woman
of the early Roman Empire, and many historians insist she was the most
powerful ever to have lived. As the wife of Caesar Augustus, she not
only had the Emperors ear, but, if he was slow in implementing
her advice, she could just do it herself, and pretend it had been his
idea. Besides guiding the first Emperor through his career, she gave
birth to the lines of its next four emperors as well, to wit: son Tiberius
Caesar, grandson Claudius, great-grandson Caligula, and great-great-grandson
Nero. A simple review of this line of succession provides the strongest
of all reasons why empires do tend to become so fragile.
Exquisite technique coupled with artistic vision defines our user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism.