Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Colorized Classic Sculpture
I posted a link before about the discovery that classical white marble sculpture from ancient Greece, Rome, etc. were actually painted with vivid colors.
It really does make you look at these familiar masterpieces in a different light. It's almost like we've been admiring only the 3D wiremesh of a CGI screen before figuring out how to turn on the textures.
I think, though, that the sculpture that able to be viewed up close would have been painted in an even more subtle & realistic way than the bright flat color shown on the reproductions.