Pompeii in Color: The Life of Roman Painting presents frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. All originally from Roman homes, the subjects of these works range from mythological scenes to landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more, each rich with meaning for homeowners and their guests.
This digital complement to the exhibition at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents an opportunity to learn about ancient painting, the tastes and values of the Romans who lived with these works, and the techniques used by the artists who created them.
These remarkably well-preserved frescoes invite us to see beyond the ashes of the tragic city, and instead experience the vibrant world of the ancient Roman home as the Pompeians themselves knew it.
Presented by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and organized with the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and MondoMostre.
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