Pompeii fresco colours altered by Vesuvius
Published on September 29th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks1
Sergio Omarini, who presented the institute’s findings, said: ”At the moment, there are 246 walls perceived as red, and 57 as yellow. But based on the new research, the numbers must have been, respectively, 165 and 138.
”The discovery allows us to rethink the original appearance of the city in a radically different way from how we are used to – in which red, indeed Pompeiian red, has been prevalent.”
Story: Sydney Morning Herald | Photo: The Art Archive/Gianni Dagli Ort