publication . Article . Review . 2011

Looking for Colour on Greek and Roman Sculpture

Claridge, Amanda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: Journal of Art Historiography (issn: 2042-4752, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Department of Art History, University of Birmingham
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Review of: Vinzenz Brinkmann, Oliver Primavesi, Max Hollein (eds.), Circumlitio. The Polychromy of Antique and Medieval Sculpture. Proceedings of the Johann David Passavant Colloquium, 10-12 December 2008. Liebighaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt am Main, 2010, 423 pp., 334 colour ill.,ISBN 978-3-7774-2871-0 New scientific methods now being applied to the analysis of traces of pigments and gilding on ancient Greek and Roman marble statuary, and other marble artefacts, have the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the relationship between form and colour in antiquity. At present the enquiry is still in its infancy, but the papers delivered at a confere...
Subjects
free text keywords: polychromy, XRF, UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, Persian Rider, Alexander Sarcophagus, Peplos Kore, Phrasikleia, Copenhagen Polychromy Network, pigments, circumlitio, Delos, Small Herculaneum Woman, gold-leaf, lead foil, Egyptian blue, madder, organic binders, painting on marble, lacquer, Winckelmann, Pompeii, Arts in general, NX1-820, Anthropology, GN1-890, ddc:730
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