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Gods in color - painted ancient sculpture exhibit

 
Saturday, November 10, 2007, 09:03 - Fine Arts, World History: Ancient, Medieval & Modern, Reviews
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An outstanding exhibit (organized by the Stiftung Archäologie and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, Munich), presently at Harvard. It is well-known that the white color, so familiar to any student of antiquity, was not at all a feature of classical Greek and Roman art. Instead, sculptures and buildings were routinely painted. Traces of various pigments can still be detected, which allowed this beautiful set of reconstructions to be created, displaying the full color of ancient sculpture. I was unable to find any images that would even remotely convey these bright vibrant colors. This exhibit must be seen in person!

http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/exhib ... Color.html
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