Roman paintings in ancient Pompeii. The so-called Sappho girl. This famous miniature, discovered in June 1760, has remained one of the most famous female portraits from Pompeii. It has the air of gracious refinement that surrounds this girl, caught in a moment of meditation before putting pen to paper. Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy
Art in a leaf… Lorenzo Duran Silva, from Guadalajara, near Madrid, was inspired to create the delicate pieces after watching a caterpillar make holes in a leaf by eating it. These are incredible, how on earth is it done without tearing the leaves?