Lesson 1
First Style Roman Wall Painting - Part 1
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Kleiner, Diana E. E., HSAR 252 Roman Architecture,Spring 2009. Yale Open Course Ware: History of Art, Accessed 1/10/14, http://oyc.yale.edu/history-art/hsar-252/lecture-6 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Professor Kleiner discusses domestic architecture at Herculaneum and the First and Second Styles of Roman wall painting. The lecture begins with an introduction to the history of the city of Herculaneum and what befell some of its inhabitants when they tried to escape obliteration by Vesuvius. She features three houses in Herculaneum, two of which--the Houses of the Mosaic Atrium and the Stags--are among the best examples of a residential style popular in Campania between A.D. 62 and 79. Professor Kleiner then turns to the First or Masonry Style of Roman wall painting, which seeks to replicate the built architecture of Hellenistic kings.

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