Sunday, 17 March 2013

Lost Roman Art

The high quality of art in the doomed cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum is almost frightening. Ignore the pornographic subject of this sculpture Pan with a She-goat (pre-AD 79) and examine the quality of the sculpting. How many great works of art were destroyed forever when the Roman Empire fell? And how many of today's Big Names in art could create anything half as powerful? Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum opens at the British Museum in London on 28 March (CLICK).


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