Friday, 15 May 2009

LACMA: Pompeii and the Roman Villa, again

Some of you may know that Jennifer and Arthur Stephens of the Via dell'Abbondanza Project contributed three images to the Pompeii exhibition at LACMA. Two were photographs enlarged to 18 ft x 12 ft taken in the garden of the Praedia of Julia Felix (Reg II.4), which served as backdrops to garden statuary; the third was a photomosaic of Reg 1,8 enlarged to 45 ft X 11 ft which was placed in a fairly narrow corridor at the exit the exhibition. Jennifer recently sent me images of these photos in situ (so to speak), and I want to share them here (with her permission, obviously) because I think they're spectacular.

Images: Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei.

Also, I want to provide a quick round-up of resources relating LACMA incarnation of this exhibition:
  • This is the official LACMA site, which has a slide show, and details of lectures, concerts and a symposium that relate to the exhibition: Note too that the NGA website for the exhibition still contains podcasts and images (including discussions with Carol Mattusch and a lecture by Paul Zanker).
  • There are photos of the exhibition on the LA Times website, and a review. The LA Times is also asking visitors to the exhibition if they think it was worth the $25 entrance fee ...
  • There is another review at, but otherwise there is not a lot out there ... Personally I think Francesca's review for Blogging Pompeii is the best I have read!

1 comment:

Francesca Tronchin said...

Thanks, Jo!

Those photos are indeed great!

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