Pompeii’s art treasures

Pompeii’s art treasures

In a few weeks my sisters, brother-in-law, and niece will visit Pompeii for the first time. I can hardly wait to see their reactions to that amazing place! Here are some photos from my last visit there. Mosaic tiles, sculpture, fresco, and beautiful detail–imagine what a rich atmosphere this place had in its day!

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Public Art in Naples

Ancient, medieval, modern–Naples is full of art history! Here are some examples from my own photos:

Detail of the 1470 triumphal arch entry to Castel Nuovo, the 13th century fortress on Naples' waterfront.

Detail of the 1470 triumphal arch entry to Castel Nuovo, the 13th century fortress on Naples’ waterfront.

Modern art with a practical application?

Modern art with a practical application?

Mythical figures flank an entryway.

Mythical figures flank an entryway.

A late medieval shrine.

A late medieval shrine.