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Event
23 September 2022 - 19 March 2023

The painters of Pompeii in Bologna

Overview

ART THAT INTRODUCES ITS CREATORS

Until 19 March 2023, you can meet “I Pittori di Pompei” (“The Painters of Pompeii”) at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna in one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions of Italy’s autumn exhibition season. 

Made possible by an agreement between the Municipality of Bologna | Museo Civico Archeologico and Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Naples, curated by Mario Grimaldi and produced by MondoMostre, the exhibition includes more than 100 exceptional works from the Roman era on loan from the Neapolitan museum’s collection.

The exhibition project focuses on the figures of the “pictores” – the artists and craftsmen who decorated the houses in Pompeii, Herculaneum and the area around Vesuvius – explaining their role and economic status in the society of the time, as well as highlighting the techniques, tools, colours and patterns used. In Roman times, pictores were seen as skilled artisans. They mostly belonged to the more marginal social classes and only a few of them gained recognition as artists thanks to the quality and refinement of their creations.

The great excavations from the 18th century, which uncovered the towns around Vesuvius, provide a privileged viewpoint to better understand the internal organisation and the work of the painters’ workshops.

In Bologna, for the first time, a corpus of extraordinary examples of Roman painting will be exhibited with a wide selection of the most popular designs in different periods. Visitors can enjoy scenes of welcoming guests, refined images of landscapes and gardens, and architecture, and also admire the tools used to design and perform the work: colours, set squares, compasses, plumb lines, preparatory sketches, original artefacts found during the excavations of Pompeii, including cups still filled with colours dating back two thousand years. 

Hours

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I pittori di Pompei | Cultura Bologna

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Vivaticket: biglietti online, prevendita concerti, biglietti spettacoli

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Tickets

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Vivaticket: biglietti online, prevendita concerti, biglietti spettacoli

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