POMPEII:
The Immortal City

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

TBD DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
AT THE
ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER

View the work of each artist by selecting name from the list below:

Mike Malloy worked as a
free-lance Illustrator and Graphic Designer, now retired and focused on watercolor painting. He has his BFA in illustration and design. His paintings have won CFWS Juried Show awards. He serves as webmaster and designer
for the CFWS' website:
centralfloridawatercolor.org.
Mike is a member of the Winter Garden Art Association and Crealde Arts. A portfolio of his work can be viewed at his website: mmalloy.net.

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“A Shield Won’t Help”
Watercolor, 2020

The citizens of Pompeii were in the midst of rebuilding their city after the earthquake of February, 62 A.D. On a morning in 79 A.D., the cone of Mount Vesuvius, only miles away, began to erupt. This image depicts that morning in the forum of Pompeii when citizens first realized that they were in great peril. As the first pyroclastic blast roars down the mountainside and rock and pumice rained upon their city, a man and wife use a shield to deflect the deadly downpour as they hope to find cover in the Temple of Jupiter.

Reference photographs by the artist.