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Venustas: Grazia e bellezza a Pompei

Venustas: Grazia e bellezza a Pompei

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Venustas: Grazia e bellezza a Pompei
(Venustas: Grace and Beauty in Pompeii)

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Exhibition Catalog

Parco Archaeologio, Palestra Grande, Pompei, 2020. Published by Arte'm, Naples.

168 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 24 x 15 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788856907520

... rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and gems that the Pompeians brought with them in a desperate attempt to escape the tragic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and statues of the muses polymnia, the muse of sacred poetry and erato, the muse of poetry amorosa form the heart of venustas exhibition conceived as an in-depth study of a research path started last year with vanity, a comparison between the jewels of the Greek world and those of Pompeii. venustas - term used to indicate beauty, grace, elegance, decorum but also joy - reminds us of the "beauty of the mind" and the importance of having a firm spirit, which supports beauty because "only the spirit remains intact until death" [ovid]. Creams, make-up, perfume baths, mirrors to admire oneself, ornaments for clothes and jewels, amulets, statuettes and precious items dedicated to the gods. Objects of habit and fashion to pursue an ideal of perfection and beauty. Today as in antiquity.

Subject Headings: Ancient Mediterranean ; Western Art -- Greece -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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