Pompeian Style

Style of European and American interior design and decorative arts inspired by the archaeological findings at Pompeii and Herculaneum in the mid-18th century. Influenced especially by the frescoes at Pompeii, the style features nymphs, grapevines, candelabra, and grotesques rendered in delicate borders and patterns in deep, clear colors.

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8668
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Pompeian Style
Pompeiian Style
Pompejaanse stijl Dutch
Estilo pompeyano Spanish

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Refers to the style of European and American interior design and decorative arts inspired by the archaeological findings at Pompeii and Herculaneum in the mid-18th century. Influenced especially by the frescoes at Pompeii, the style features nymphs, grapevines, candelabra, and grotesques rendered in delicate borders and patterns in deep, clear colors.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021462. The J. Paul Getty Trust.