The wall-paintings of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Thursday 23 May 2013,

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Roman wall-painting, as revealed by the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, represents a remarkable phenomenon in the history of Western art.

Most of it comes from domestic interiors – it was carried out in the fresco technique and appeared in almost every room of the house.

In this lecture, Roger Ling, University of Manchester, traces the development of Pompeian wall-paintings, both deluxe and downmarket, and draws conclusions on their social and cultural context.

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Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79. © DeAgostini/SuperStock.