Fourth Style

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Scope note
Refers to the style of wall painting that developed after the earthquake in Pompeii in 62 CE, and was made fashionable by painters working for Nero in Rome. The style is charterized by elaborate architectural schemes, trompe l'oeil, genre scenes, still lifes, and juxtapositions between painted and actual moldings.
Fourth Style
Accepted term: 27-May-2024