Ettore Forti

Datesactive late 19th century - early 20th century

Very little is known about the life of Ettore Forti. He painted genre scenes and history paintings in Rome in the late 1800s and early 1900s in a realistic style similar to that of Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He concentrated on ancient Roman subjects, which were rarely based on actual historical events. With fastidious detail, he focused on the architectural features of ancient sites. The figures in Forti's paintings took second place to his elaborate renderings of grandiose ancient Roman architecture, detailed mosaic floors, and Roman frescoes.