She is taking a moment to admire her surroundings. Maiden

She is taking a moment to admire her surroundings. Maiden

6/10/2021, 3:19:57 PM
She is taking a moment to admire her surroundings. Maiden in the Excavations of Pompeii (1865) was painted by the Neapolitan artist Filippo Palizzi (1818-1899). While her colleagues are continuing their work, this maiden is taking a moment to study the unearthed murals in the old town of Pompeii. It is striking to see the vividness of the colors of the murals which had been covered by the ash and lava from the volcanic eruption almost 1800 years earlier. During the 1800s a lot of excavation work was done in Pompeii, and it looks like the young women in this painting are contributing to those efforts as well. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #ItalianArt #ItalianArtist #ItalianPainter #Neapolitan #Napoli #Excavations #Pompeii #Pompei #FilippoPalizze #Palizzi #Admiring #Frescoes #Fresco

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