This painting is just one section that adorns the walls of the Villa of Livia in Primaporta, Italy. The entire mural as a whole aims to give the illusion of no walls looking out into a beautiful landscape as opposed to the confined quarters of the rooms four walls. The imperial painters painted these walls for Livia, the wife of the Emperor Augustus. In the foreground of the picture, a wall is clear and distinct while everything else beyond that is blurred and less detailed. This technique, called atmospheric perspective, was used to create depth, tricking the eye into believing that something was farther off in the distance if one could not make out the detail clearly.
|A look at the 360 effect the artist aimed to create within this space|