Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA

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The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. However, the comprehension of how the art pieces made their way into the museum is just a little fact of the history behind them. With this exhibition we are able to feel like we are back in time and living in the exhilarating time of …show more content…
Then we view the sculptures of the Boar and Hunting Dogs which were originally in the garden of a home in a city in the Bay of Naples. We also view the large fresco of the Garden Scene (see Fig. 2), which feels like a time warp back in time to Pompeii. The Garden Scene displays the beauty of nature with the various plants and birds present, and the two heads hanging on posts seem to be looking out to the viewer and protecting the garden. After the garden pieces we then are welcomed to the indoors of the Bay of Naples’ homes. The presentations of glass objects as well as pieces of furniture are the next stop in the exhibition. We view a couple of lamps which have exquisite detail. The Lamp Bearing Youth (see Fig. 3) which was utilized as a home decoration seems to be more of an artifact. A young and fit man, presumably Apollo, stands in the now prominent cross balance posture. We then see objects such as the two Table Supporters and the Four Flasks. The two table supporters are very intricate objects, for they portray an almost devilish animal with a lion’s leg. On the other hand, the four flasks express the beauty of glass blowing with the exquisite colors and movements of lines. At the end of this room we are taken to The Moregine Triclinium which is a beautiful room with an empowering color of red. The room has what seems to be the second
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