Pompeii (referred to by marketing as Pompeii in 3D) is an upcoming American disaster-adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film starsKit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, with Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland.
The masterpieces of the great artists reproduced digitally.
There are the most important works of Leonardo , Raphael and Caravaggio in ” An impossible exhibition – The work of art in the age of digital reproduction ” , the exhibition is in the convent of St. Domenico Maggiore in Naples . It’s possible to visit for five months, until 21 April 2014. Why the exhibition is “impossible”?
Because there are about 117 original size reproductions in chronological order of the masterworks on backlit panels with a very high resolution.
The project, conceived and directed by Renato Parascandolo with the scientific direction of the professor Ferdinando Bologna , is touring Italy and the world, from Chicago to Malta.
The exhibition is under the patronage of the President of the Republic, is sponsored by the Forum of Cultures. It’s promoted by RAI and the City of Naples , and carried by the cultural Polo Pietrasanta in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Education, and the Academy of Fine Arts.
Open every day from 10am to 10pm , entrance 5 euro.
The Baptistery of St. Giovanni in Fonte next to the Church of St. Restituta is considered the most ancient Baptistery of the western Mediterranean.
The building, probably founded in the second half of the fourth century by Severo, Bishop of Naples, is characterized by a squared-plan whose edges create an octagonal drum culminating in a dome. This unique structure has oriental architectural elements and wonderful mosaics.
They are among the most precious ones, certainly more ancient than the ones in Rome and Ravenna.
Under the dome there is a baptismal font, dug out of the floor, where the Catechumen knelt and were baptized with ablutions of water. The newly baptized could have risen up their faces and admire the extraordinary mosaics which introduced them to a mystic and holy world.