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Constantino Brumidi’s Roman-Influenced Frescoes in the U.S. Capitol – July 23

Date 07.22.2020

While many are familiar with Constantino Brumidi’s classically-inspired frescoes that grace the Rotunda of the US Capitol, few are familiar with his first full commission, the stunning Pompeii inspired fresco in the Senate wing’s Naval Affairs Committee room. Join NIAF to discover the connection between motifs in the Senate room and paintings discovered at Pompeii and other Campanian sites, as well as understand Brumidi’s goals in choosing such a wholly Pompeian style. This free virtual lecture will also feature a stunning slideshow and brief Q&A after the presentation.

July 23 @ 6:00 pm EST