It is one of the most famous frescoes in the city destroyed by Vesuvius, so that it has become, over time, the most classic icon of the pompeian garden: the large fresco with garden scenes from the House of the Golden Bracelet of Pompeii will be exceptionally presented at Boscoreale, a city close to the ancient Roman site, during the evening openings scheduled every Friday in August and on Fridays and Saturdays in September, at a cost of 2 euros.
The beautiful painting came back on the 14th of August from the Grand Palais in Paris, where it was exhibited from the 15th of March to the 24th of July in an exhibition titled "Jardins", with works made by famous artists such as Fragonard, Monet, Cézanne, Klimt, Picasso and Matisse.
The House of the Golden Bracelet presents an innovative and complex architectural form resulting from the fusion between the Roman-Italic model of the atrium house with that of the suburban villa. It was implanted on the western slopes of the Pompei hill, exploiting the old and non-functional structures of the city walls and its articulated architecture is developed on three levels in a panoramic position.
The dwelling takes its name from the discovery of an exquisite golden bracelet of seventy-five grams. During the excavation, in the service sector, in fact, has been found out a small family of two adults and a child. In the arm of one of the two adults was found the precious bracelet which consisted of a rod that ends with two serpent heads. The eyes of the animals are made up of precious stones.
The fresco decorated the central part of the wall to the left of the entrance, and it can be considered among the most accurate garden representations of the third Pompeian style, dating from the first century AD. The care of the details depicting the lush flower garden creates a realistic effect that recognizes different species of plants of the time: oleander, violet, palm, rose, ivy, in addition to the various types of birds, swirling or laid on the branches of the trees, such as the pigeon, the colombaccio, the sparrow and the swallow. The decoration, found in the '70s divided in little fragments, has been recomputed thanks to a complex restoration work.
Night walking in the Vesuvius sites will be available until the 30th of September 2017, from 8.30 pm to 11.00 pm, also at the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis and the excavations of Pompeii. Here there will be two different itineraries: the first one starts from Porta Marina with multimedia projections along the way to the theater district; The second one starts from the Amphitheater square with a visit to the exhibitions "Pompeii and the Greeks", "Pompeii underground" about the Pink Floyd and the exhibition of Moregine frescoes in the Grand Gymnasium.
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