UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote: "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until i set him free"
"The sculptors hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone”
"In every block of marble i see a statue as plain as though it stood before me shaped and perfect in attitude and action
i have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it”
Michelangelo Di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni - March 6th 1475 - February 18th 1564
Quote:By the early 19th century, the systematic excavation of ancient Greek sites had brought forth a plethora of sculptures with traces of notably multicolored surfaces, some of which are still visible. Despite this, influential art historians such as Johann Joachim Winckelmann so strongly opposed the idea of painted Greek sculpture that proponents of painted statues were dismissed as eccentrics, and their views were largely dismissed for several centuries. It was not until published findings by German archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann in the late 20th and early 21st century that the painting of ancient Greek sculptures became an established fact. Using high-intensity lamps, ultraviolet light, specially designed cameras, plaster casts, and certain powdered minerals, Brinkmann proved that the entire Parthenon, including the actual structure as well as the statues, had been painted. He was able to reveal the pigments of the original paint and made several painted replicas of Greek statues that went on tour around the world. Also in the collection are replicas of other works of Greek and Roman sculpture, demonstrating that the practice of painting sculpture was the norm rather than the exception in Greek and Roman art.
(04-24-2014, 10:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote: That reminds me, I need to buy a large piece of flagstone as a stepping stone from the deck to the grass in our backyard.
Hmm, I like the look of that flagstone path to nowhere.
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