Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Technicolour Reconstructions

A quick post today.

I need to go make supper (curried chickpeas and pappadums!)
and don't have anything too fresh in the painting department.

I came across these colour restorations of Greek sculpture and again was impressed by the vivacity of the colours.

You can read about the exhibit and process here:

I contrast this with the discussion on Fanaticus regarding Skythian pants and other aspects:

My next hoplite force (probably LHG Thessalians) is going to be packed with bling.



1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Sean, that's really neat. I remember hearing that this was the case, but this exhibit really shows what they must have looked like. What a contrast from the limited colours on the pottery and our notion of elegant classical marbles!