11Jul

Fresco from the villa of P. Fannio Sinistore in Boscoreale, 43-30 BCE.

Fresco
I’ve been lucky enough to see many of the Ancient Roman frescos at the Met Museum in New York. They are, quite simply, astonishing – there is nothing quite as historically profound as being in a room surrounded by these vivid paintings. (I think I spent a day and a half in that museum.) The colours on this image look like they’ve been enhanced, but I actually like that. It feels a little more true to the original perhaps.

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.
  • Hélène

    For me, these frescos often feel like Narnia’s wardrobe : the gate to another world.

  • http://markcnewton.com Mark Newton

    I know just what you mean.