The Immortal City

TheOrlando Science Center has collaborated with members of the Central Florida Watercolor Society to create work with a Pompeii theme.


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Sandi Hanlon-Breuer works primarily in transparent watercolor. She studied art at the University of South Florida (B.F.A.) and in Paris, France. She has been a professional artist for seven years. Her watercolors are included in private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. She has been recognized with awards in state, national and international exhibitions. She holds signature status in AWS (American Watercolor Society), FWS (Florida Watercolor Society), PWS (Pennsylvania Watercolor Society) and WW (Watercolor West). Recent venues for her work include juried group exhibitions at The Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; The National Watercolor Society Gallery, San Pedro, California; The Crary Art Gallery in Warren, Pennsylvania; The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida; The City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California; The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas; The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida, The Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, Florida; The A. E. Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, Florida and The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

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"Medusa of Pompeii"
transparent watercolor, 2020

This painting is inspired by a bronze wall hanging from Pompeii that I saw and photographed in the Naples Archeological Museum this past June. Medusa, a Gorgon with snakes for hair was often used as a protective symbol in Roman Pompeii and in Greco-Roman antiquity in general. Commonly used in the thresholds and doorways of homes to ward off evil influences or dispel bad luck (Sarah Bond, University of Iowa, Professor of Classics). The name Medusa comes from the ancient Greek verb meaning “to guard or protect”.