The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting

The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting

by UmbertoPappalardo (Author)

Synopsis

This is a superbly illustrated exploration of the finest ancient frescos found in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Rome. Visitors to the residences of ancient Rome cannot help but be astonished by their grand architecture and enchanting wall paintings, still vibrant with cinnabar reds, golden yellows, and deep greens. The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting begins with an introduction to the Roman domestic ideal that inspired these wall decorations and a discussion of the evolution in painting styles, before moving on to take readers on a stunningly illustrated tour of 28 houses in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and the city of Rome. With 150 full-colour illustrations that perfectly capture the beauty and intricacy of these ancient frescoes - rich with details of illusionistic architecture, lush gardens, exotic animals and erotic adventures - this is a compelling volume for anyone with an interest in Roman art and architecture.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Edition: abridged edition
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Published: 01 Apr 2009

ISBN 10: 0892369582
ISBN 13: 9780892369584

Media Reviews

Recommended. Choice


Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture. History in Review


As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo s, with Luciano Romano s excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable. Bryn Mawr Classical Review


Recommended. Choice


As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo s, with Luciano Romano s excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable. Bryn Mawr Classical Review


Recommended. Choice


Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture. History in Review


-As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo's, with Luciano Romano's excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable.---Bryn Mawr Classical Review


-Recommended.---Choice


-Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture.---History in Review


As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo's, with Luciano Romano's excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable. --Bryn Mawr Classical Review


Recommended. --Choice


Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture. --History in Review

Author Bio
Umberto Pappalardo is director of excavations at Herculaneum, Inspector for excavations of Pompeii, and professor of geo-archaeology at the Instituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.