The ‘Garden Room’ from the Villa of Livia

These frescoes from the so-called ‘Garden Room’ were discovered in the ‘Villa of Livia’ in Prima Porta, a suburban area of ancient Rome. They date to around 20 BC and show a landscape where nature blooms miraculously without regard for the laws of the seasons. We see beautifully detailed flora and fauna in the foreground disappear off into the sketchy indefinability of wilderness.

This image is in the Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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