Aug 28 2009

Workroom of a Lupa

And here is a “workroom” in the Lupanarium:

Lupanarium

The rooms were often very small, just the space for a brick bed…
The Lupa is wearing a vesture made out of silk from the island Kos. That silk was gauzy and famous for showing more than hiding


Aug 28 2009

Lupanarium

Here is the next location.

lupanarium

I found the mural painting of the three Graces on the internet.The flowers were already used in my jungle works.
The “Occupata” signs are on the wall, what means, all lupas are busy. So the young legionnaire has to wait…
the fountain isn’t finished yet. The water is simulated with modelwater and glue
The floor is based on pictures I took in Ostia Antica. I did a draft in photoshop and printed it at posterjack.com
I bought the little vase in Rome. The Venus was a cheap ebay find
The fresco is behind a curtain now. i think it’s too noble for such a location.
So, as you see in the Caesar pics, I can use that roon twice.


Aug 2 2009

Iuventas Altar

Here is a little update. Meanwhile I found out, who this goddess is. It is Hebe. Her Roman name is Iuventas. I covered the columns and the base with some self-adhesive foil, to give them a marble look.

iuventas altar

I also worked on some details like the graffiti on the lupanarium wall and on a little “trademark” for this house of pleasure. That little thingy is a pendant, that I found in an archaeological souvenir shop in Rome.


Jun 23 2009

Lupanarium

The second construction side of the weekend was the Lupanarium. The stairs and the roof tiles are Heki-Dur again. The medium size corinthian capitols are from a museum shop in Rome. For the window blinds I saw pieces from a board of a heating cover The top of the well is a little Tupperware dish.

lupanarium