Agenzia DOLCI SOGNI by Coop. Soc. IL SOGNO a r.l.
Autorizzato Prov. Roma R.U. 1333 del 02/04/2012
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The House Republican found at the beginning of the twentieth century under the lararium of the Domus Flavia on the Palatine Hill is one of the cornerstones of the study of pictorial old. br Unfortunately, some areas of the house are lost as a result of the foundations of the imperial palace that cut the ancient level, but it was not to be much larger. There remain three main rooms opening onto a hallway or dining room and four inner rooms, smaller, to which must be added another environment recently discovered, to be interpreted as a vestibulum. The house had two floors, but only the bottom is well preserved. br The analysis of masonry leads us to date the construction of the domus in the first half of the second century BC, while the pictorial cycle refers to the years between the end of II and the beginning of the first century BC, with subsequent amendments up to the age of Nero. br The name of the house comes from some griffins made of stucco in the lunette of one of the main rooms. To the left of the staircase you enter a room with a double vault ceiling: On the wall is a perspective architecture with columns that stand out against a background of panels imitating marble slabs cubes in perspective. The only frescoed wall of the room immediately to the left of the stairs mimics a wall inlaid with polychrome marble, while the floor is a reason o hurdle. br Similar decoration adorns the cd. Great Cubicle, the most conserved, with the floor that has a central square with stone and marble colored cubes in perspective, following a taste very present in Pompeii and Campania area. The alcove of the cubicle maintain a single pictorial decoration with rich newsstand on a podium and two columns supporting an architrave. Traces remain of the stucco birds dealt with on a red background. Even the last room has a similar attempt to optical illusion on the walls, but the most important detail is the stucco decoration of the bezel with two snouts, which give the house its name. br The decoration of the House of Griffins is the first known attempt to illusionistic representation of space. As we have seen, the expansion of perspective is made by means of painted pillars that seem to detach from the bottom, a technique typical of the CD. second Pompeian style, but was unable to get rid of everything from the legacy of the previous style, imitating with stucco and polychrome painting a wall block.