The Painted Garden of the Villa di Livia, Prima Porta, Rome
This lush painted garden covered the walls of a semi-subterranean chamber, probably a cool triclinium (dining room) for summer banquets, in the suburban Villa of Livia Drusilla, the wife of the Emperor Augustus.
This Second style fresco, the most ancient example of continuous garden painting (30 - 20 BCE), presents a variety of plants and birds rendered in a naturalistic way.
We’re getting word that Paco de Lucia has died at age 66. Here’s a profile on the Spanish guitarist from 2004 by Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras.
Pace de Lucia always had a fierce allegiance to tradition and strong appreciation for contemporary genres, but, as he told Contreras, “I’ve always been careful that [my music] doesn’t lose the essence and the roots and the tradition that is flamenco.”
Organic Ganesh One-Piece
Gomez and Morticia : Eternal love.
A painting of a Kurdish girl - pouring tea.