pompeii erotica other civlizations didn’t find the culture quite so amusing. In 1819, when King Francis I of Naples visited the Pompeii exhibition at the National Museum with his wife and daughter, he was so embarrassed by the erotic artwork that he decided to have it locked away in a secret cabinet, accessible only to “people of mature age and respected morals”..........
Inanna/Ishtar Summerian/Babylonian goddess of love and war.
Statue of Diana, from Pompeii, c.50-59 (fresco). Roman, (1st century AD) / Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy
Something Rich and Strange: Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) and Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)– Murali Sivaramakrishnan
R. Singh quotes from Rabindranath Tagore’s essay The Meaning of Art | ‘ ‘‘The sign of greatness in great geniuses is their enormous capacity for borrowing . . . only mediocrities are ashamed and afraid of borrowing for they do not know how to pay back the debt in their owncoin . . . our artists were never tiresomely reminded of the obvious fact that they were Indians . . . they had the freedom to be naturally Indian in spite of all the borrowings that they indulged in’’ ’
Perseus rescues Andromeda, Roman fresco from Pompeii, 79AD, Naples.
Bronze female figure Cretan Late Minoan I 1600-1450 BCE Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.