Category: painting

tiny-librarian:

Detail of “Caesar restoring Cleopatra to the throne of Egypt” by Pierre de Cortone.

greek-museums:

Museum of the Roman Forum (Thessaloniki):

Encaustic(?) painting on a marble slab that acted as a “poster”. The slab was an invitation to hunting and gladiatorial contests. It depicts scenes from the preparation of a sacrifice and contests involving gladiators and wild animals. These “advertizing” slabs would be thrown away after the events and used as building materials.

(249 A.D)

zuzoq:

Pollice Verso (details)

Jean-Leon Gerome (1824 – 1904)

aqua-regia009:



Lucretia and her Husband Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus

(1515)

by
Tiziano

hadrian6:

Detail : The Slave Market. 1886.  Gustave Boulanger. French 1824-1888. oil/canvas.      http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

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via-appia:

Eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius, 1821

J.C. Dahl (1788 – 1857)

Scene from a long frieze painted on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii.

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a garden. A detail of Pompeian wall painting, 1st century AD. This painting exemplifies the Roman passion for gardens and countryside.

via-appia:

Panel from a wall painting, Ulysses resists the songs of the Sirens

Roman, excavated from Pompeii, 50-75 AD