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The white lie we've been told about Roman statues I VOX

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:28 AM.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter



    When you think of the ancient world, you probably picture towering buildings of white marble, adorned with statues also made of white marble. You’re not alone — most people picture the same thing. But we’re all wrong. Ancient buildings and sculptures were actually really colorful. The Greeks and Romans painted their statues to resemble real bodies, and often gilded them so they shone like gods. So why is seemingly every museum on planet earth full of white marble sculptures?
     

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