Nobody knows who the villa belonged to except that they were wealthy, Roman, and keen to dazzle guests with their lavish residence on the flanks of Mount Vesuvius. Not far from Pompeii in the town of Torre Annunziata, the 1st century villa was consumed by lava in the eruption of 79, an eruption so violent that it altered … Continue reading Beauty and meaning in a Roman villa’s paintings
Here are some more photos that relate to my WSJ review of two Japanese gardens. You can see images of the MFA Boston's garden in my earlier blog and here are photos I took in the Japanese garden of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
Some of the comments on my review in today's WSJ complained about the lack of photos, so I am posting a number of pictures I took. Here are some shots of the Tenshin-en or Garden of the Heart of Heaven at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (see the next post for photos from the … Continue reading The Japanese garden at the MFA, Boston