March 23, 2012

Westchester Italian Cultural Center presents 'Dipinti Murali di Pompei' (Murals of Pompeii)

One Generoso Pope Place 
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-771-8700

Dates: March 13, 2012 through April 27, 2012
Times: Monday–Friday 10am–4pm, 
Saturday 10am–1pm 
(Hours subject to change)
Exclusions: Exhibit closed April 6 and 7

Pompeii, was destroyed by a violent eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in the year 79AD. The excavations that began in 1748, represented the first attempt to present to the world the beauty of the murals of Pompeii. Today, the murals have lost their original vibrancy but they have been reproduced in a magnificent and rare book published in 1886. The magnificent illustrations consist of 20 large chromolithographs engraved by Vincenzo Loria (1850-1939). The images represent the wall paintings of Pompeian villas as they were during the first days of their recovery from the darkness of 2000 years. The display is a private collection owned by Dr. Francesco De Martino, of the 20 reproduced plates, along with the descriptive text written by the Italian architect Edoardo Cerillo in 1886. Accompanying the exhibit are panels presented by the Town of Pompeii to raise awareness about the rich cultural, archeological, and historical significance of Pompeii and a video animation simulating the life in ancient Pompeii.

The exhibit is presented in collaboration with Federazione delle Associazione della Campania USA.

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