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Art: The Oracle of Pompeii by Artist Tiffany Toland-Scott
"The Oracle of Pompeii" is a digital painting, inspired by the book "Last Days of Pompeii" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1834). I have had an 1850-something leather-bound edition of this book waiting for me for years, but it's a monster of a book and I never have much time to read. Luckily through LibriVox I was able to get a free audiobook version of it, and I've been listening to it lately while I work.

I thought it made good background noise for this painting, in particular, and it influenced the direction this painting went. Originally this was going to be autumnal, but I decided to make it more of a late-summer painting and to include erupting Vesuvius in the background. Originally her robes were all white, but that was not the fashion in Pompeii at the time, so I trimmed them in Tyrian Purple to reflect the fashion of the time. The robes are fantasized quite a bit and probably are not historically accurate in the least. The architecture is also inaccurate, but it was a fun challenge.

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