POMPEII:
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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Julie Nieves is s self-taught artist living in Orlando.  She has been painting in watercolor for three years and is a member of the Central Florida Watercolor Society. She is a student of art teacher, Katie Holt, in Lake Mary.

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"Fountain with Comedy Mask"
Watercolor, 2020

The Roman Empire is well known for its extensive aqueduct system and the city of Pompeii thrived because of Roman water engineering.  Water was piped from springs east of the city and public water fountains could be found on many street corners.  Although wealthy citizens may have had running water in their homes, most people would bring their clay jars and fill them in the public fountains for drinking, cooking, and bathing.  

Reference photo used courtesy of Marcela Moglia.