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Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea. Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

The Goddess Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea (fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii).

'The Triumph of Divine Providence' Fresco by Pietro da Cortona, circa 1632-1639, Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy

Pietro da Cortona - Triumph of the Barberini Ceiling fresco in the Salone, Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco by Andrea Pozzo. The ceiling is completely flat, including the dome. This masterpiece is the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant’Ignazio in Rome.

Fra Andrea Pozzo, Glorification of Saint Ignatius, 300 year old ceiling fresco in the nave of Sant'Ignazio, Rome,

#Pompeii  --  Peristyle Fresco Excavated From Pompeii  --  No further reference provided.

-- Peristyle Mosaic Excavated From Pompeii -- No further reference provided.

DOMUS LIVIAE DRUSILLAE - VILLA DI LIVIA, Rome.

Roman fresco detail with blackbird, Villa of Livia, Prima Porta by raggi di…

Fresco, garden painting with two birds, Pompeii.

muirgilsdream: Fresco, garden painting with two birds, Pompeii. I need to find out more about ancient birdbaths.

Serpent in fig tree, a Roman fresco from the Casa del Frutteto, Pompeii, 1st century

Garden fresco from Casa del Frutteto, Pompeii. Frescoes with plant and landscape elements are a tradition that connects the ancient world to the Renaissance, and it's so thematic -- could be a great way to get more PLANT THEMES into your sets?

esperanzapinatelli: Giotto, Vault of Scrovegni Chapel, Padua (Fresco, 1305) detail

An entry from smatterings of an aesthetic

Giotto Sky Detail, Scrovegni Chapel I remember the first time I saw these, how I wanted to recreate it on the ceiling at home.perhaps do this on the ceiling of one of the spare bedrooms?