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A British painter who worked at the end of the Neo-Classical period, John William Godward is best known for his landscapes and portraits. The artist was a disciple of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and his style was out of fashion with the rise of modern art. His works are often described as neo-Renaissance, but there is no consensus on this point. The style of John W. Godward is a combination of Neo-Classicism and realism.

His work features exotic textiles, animals, and classical sculpture, and features a female figure in full dress. His paintings are known for their vivid color, texture, and composition, and rarely contain an emotional charge. His paintings are primarily concerned with sensuality and distance. In addition to this, his paintings have a distinct style. However, the artist is best known for his large-scale works. In his life-size canvases, he displayed a range of materials such as marble and soft animal skin.

The extant works of John William Godward include landscape paintings and semi-nude figures. Although his paintings mostly feature women in Classical dress, he also painted semi-nude figures. In The Tepidarium, a painting by Godward from 1913, shares the same title with his controversial Alma-Tadema. Many of his works were named after their subject matter, which is perhaps why his works were often so controversial.

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