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Title: I pittori dell'officina dei Vettii a Pompei
Subtitle: Meccanismi di produzione della pittura parietale romana
Author(s): ESPOSITO, Domenico
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 82    Issue: 1   Date: 2007   
Pages: 149-164
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.82.1.2020766

Abstract :
Painters’ workshops in the Roman world cannot be seen as broken up professional entities with a precarious or casual organization of labour among the painters that composed the staff. With the example of the painters from the house of the Vettii, it may be possible to demonstrate that painter’s workshops were composed of a fixed staff that worked together on a stable manner. In addition to this, some of the operative methods of these painters bring to doubt the traditional clear-cut distinction between pictores parietarii and pictores imaginarii, suggesting the possibility that an all-encompassing role may have been fulfilled by each of the painters in the workshop.

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