Thursday, May 14, 2015

Neo classic cover version

This weekend gone, I discovered, or perhaps uncovered that a Robert Adam chimney piece in the Georgian house where I work was uncannily similar to a frieze from a temple in Pompei.  So similar that I just had to dig a bit further.  Turns out Pompei was re- activated as a serious archaeological dig in 1748 - Robert Adam was on his Grand Tour in the early 1750s and the house built in 1756 so he would definitely have had to have been seen there with the highfaloutin, (and perhaps some feckless rich hoi polloi) stars of the art and design world showing off where they had been.  
Design trainspotters.  
Still beautiful.