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Habiter le décor. Peinture murale et architecture domestique en Italie centrale et septentrionale, de la fin du Ier à la fin du IIIe s. ap. J.-C.

Abstract : For a long time, studies on Roman wall paintings in Italy have been focusing their attention on the glorious Vesuvian documents, consequently overlooking evidence from the late 1st to the late 3rd c. AD. This thesis aims at exploring this neglected period and at understanding stylistic evolutions in relation to domestic architecture and decoration. In order to reach this objective, a relational database has been designed, bringing together data on wall painting, other elements of decoration, and architectural and spatial features of the room. This has enables us to bring to light how wall painting structured domestic space throughout the period. From the late 1st up to the mid 3rd c. (after which evidence become scarce), there are strong elements of continuity. But the zone under study can be divided in two main regions, Central Italy and Northern Italy, that experienced divergent evolutions, not only stylistically, but also in the way decoration structured domestic space. Furthermore, a particular focus on the rich evidence from Ostia, considered in the broader context of Central Italy, emphasised how the role assigned to decoration was also dependent on the socioeconomic bakcground of the occupant. By putting wall paintings back in its context, this study thus contributes to a better understanding of its evolution, function and status, at the heart of Roman everyday life.
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Mathilde Carrive. Habiter le décor. Peinture murale et architecture domestique en Italie centrale et septentrionale, de la fin du Ier à la fin du IIIe s. ap. J.-C.. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Aix Marseille Université; Università di Napoli "l'Orientale", 2014. Français. ⟨tel-02521250⟩

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