Thursday, August 23, 2007

Frescoes

After visiting the Getty Villa the other day I am still impressed by how current some of the design motifs of the ancient Greeks and Romans are. I was particularly struck by the colors used in their frescoes and mosaics. Any of the color schemes used in these frescoes from Pompeii could be used to produce a beautiful room today.











Classic design never goes out of style. Not even after 2042 years!

7 comments:

Sarah Jennings said...

Great post! I just dicovered your blog this morning, and look forward to reading more.

Lena said...

hi jackie
i do think there is a connection between creative people and dachshunds!

lena

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Thanks Sarah, I'm glad you found me.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Lena, I agree, isn't that weird?

Jennifer Froh said...

Beautiful! I especially LOVE the first one.. the blues are so soothing!

Mélanie said...

I love this pot . For me Frescoes are just the best . it gives a house so much ambiance . It makes me think about Pompei , Italy . Well about the best

Cote de Texas said...

I missed this post. This is excellent the way you tied every color together. By the way, I know that green bed, I've seen it and love it!!! Beautiful post!!!!

Joni