Archaeological Museum of Bologna presents Pompeii Painters, one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions of the autumn exhibition season in Italy. Curated by Mario Grimaldi and produced by MondoMostre, the exhibition is made possible by a cultural and scientific collaboration agreement between the Municipality of Bologna, Archaeological Museum of Bologna and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, that includes the exceptional loan of over 100 works from the Roman era belonging to the collection of the Neapolitan museum. The exhibition project focuses on the figures of the pictores, i.e. the artists and artisans who created the decorative apparatuses in the houses of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvian area, in order to contextualise their role and economic condition in the society of the time, as well as highlighting their techniques, tools, colours and models. The extremely important patrimony of images that these authors have left us - splendid frescoes with still vivid colours, often of large dimensions - reflects the tastes and values of a varied clientele and allows us to better understand the mechanisms underlying the workshops' production system. In Bologna, for the first time, a corpus of extraordinary examples of Roman painting from those domus famous precisely for the beauty of their wall decorations, from which they often also took on the name by which they are known, is exhibited.