SECOND STYLE MURAL

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor Boscoreale c. 60 B.C. Museo Nazionale, Naples There are three visual planes here: the colonnade in front of the door; the wall and door; and the world beyond the door. The masks are guardians of the beyond. The style creates a mysterious world, where tangible and intangible elements live side by side and yet blend into each other.

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