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"Roman Bestiary"
Marie-Noelle Pinot de Villechenon
FMR : the magazine of Franco Maria Ricci, 98, 1999, 105

"The beauty of ancient painting, rediscovered in the eighteenth century on the walls of the villas buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, was made known to cultured Europe through imposing volumes of iconography. Among the most exquisite results of that literary translation of the frescoes of Herculaneum and Pompeii, in the graphic arts department of the Louvre we find an album of engravings painted in gouache, and entitled Peintures d'Herculanum, from which we have taken a selection of decorative illustrations featuring real and imaginary beasts. "

Photography by Massimo Listri.

Language: English

ISSN: 0747-6388; OCLC: 10764669
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