It is purely decorative sculpture of a high order: "the pose is light and graceful," Sir Kenneth Clark observed, the modeling well understood, the general sense of movement admirably sustained," though he missed in its suavity the stimulus of sharper contrasts to be found in Renaissance nudes. Whatever the relation to the famous masters of Greece whose works are lost to us forever, our painter was their legitimate heir in the same sense that the finest Latin poets of the Augustan age were the legitimate heirs to the Greek poetic tradition. On the ground floor, where the entrance to the museum is, you can visit the Giardino delle Camelie Garden of Camellias and the Giardino delle Fontane Garden of Fountains. Long after it was absorbed by the Roman world, Naples and the other towns that spread out along its Bay maintained their reputations as centres of refined Hellenic culture and learning. Rediscovered in and still only two-thirds excavated, this extraordinary treasure house of first century Roman life welcomes over 2 million visitors every year. Hi Virginia: I feel certain that the artwork referenced in my article is one and the same with the locked room your mother was not allowed into. It is closed on Tuesdays.
The Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Yeah, I heard that, too. If you liked this post, please share it. Check our our post on other archeological sites in Rome , including the spectacular Colonna Palace , and at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. The most widely accepted theory, that of the original archaeologist, Luciana Jacobelli, is that they served as reminders of where one had left one's clothes. Doreen, clever is always good. The World at your fingertips. Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome.
House of the Faun - Pompeii
The fauns are the spirits of the untamed forest, which the literate and Hellenized Romans often identified with the Greek god Pan and the Greek satyrs. Namespaces Article Talk. Like other wealthy aristocrats of the Roman Republic, the owners of the House of the Faun installed a private bath system , or balneum , in the house. The erotic paintings seem to present an idealised vision of sex at odds with the reality of the function of the lupanar. London: Cambridge University Press,
House of the Faun
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