Denver Museum of Nature & Science Partners with
Local Artist to Create a Modern Representation of Pompeian
Museum visitors may see the artist in action beginning
Denver-October 1, 2012-Denver Museum of Nature & Science is
excited to partner with local artist Jonathan Saiz on
Phaeton, a modern representation of the wall paintings,
mosaics, and frescoes of ancient Pompeii. Museum visitors will be
able to watch Saiz every day through the middle of October as he
creates the art piece.
Phaeton is a tribute to all four painting techniques
known as the Pompeian Styles and reflects the myth of Phaeton, the
ill-fated son of Helios, who nearly destroyed Earth with his eager
attempt to drive the Chariot of the Sun. The oil on wood piece will
later be available for purchase in a silent auction at the Museum's
annual gala Museum After
Dark, on Friday, November 2.
About the Artist
A Colorado native, artist Jonathan Saiz now lives and works in
Europe. He is represented by the Gildar Gallery of Denver; Minima
Gallery in Mykonos, Greece; and Alpha Gallery in London. You may
watch him at the Museum every day through the middle of October as
A Day in Pompeii
Authentic mosaics and frescoes are on display in A Day in
Pompeii on Level 3 of the Museum. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit www.dmns.org/pompeii.
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
check www.dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000.
Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made
possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area
through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.