He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Brullov’s Pompeii

Posted by Charley Parker at 1:49 pm

The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Brullov
The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Brullov.

From the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, on Google Art Project. Click in lower right of image for zoom controls.

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  1. Comment by Aelle
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-nifgJUTlg&feature=related
    A city frozen in time. It appears that some of the rich people who lived there were Africans. Winifred Mary Beard, professor of Classics, knows all about Pompeii’s history. Pompeii is still there to visit and see the ‘naughty’ frescoes.

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    Thanks, Aelle. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting both Pompeii and Naples, where much of the art and artifacts recovered from Pompeii are on display, including beautiful mosaics and more erotic art, in which the residents of Pompeii apparently took great pleasure.

    http://museoarcheologiconazionale.campaniabeniculturali.it/
    http://sights.seindal.dk/sight/1073_National_Archaeological_Museum.html

  3. Comment by Addie Hirschten
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    What a moving and scary painting! You could have posted this entry on Halloween. Wow.

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