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Classical Greek sculpture in its original painted state

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When we think of Greek statues and buildings of the classical period, we tend to imagine white marble. But scientists in recent years have discovered that it is in fact most likely that many of the buildings and statues were painted and probably adorned with jewelry.

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Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after
thousands of years, those paints have worn away. Find out how shining a light
on the statues can be all that’s required to see them as they were thousands of
years ago.

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Although it seems impossible to think that anything could be
left to discover after thousands of years of wind, sun, sand, and art students,
finding the long lost patterns on a piece of ancient Greek sculpture can be as
easy as shining a lamp on it. A technique called ‘raking light’ has been used
to analyze art for
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Added: Apr-11-2012 Occurred On: Apr-11-2012
By: El Tizona
In:
Creative
Tags: Greek culture, Sculpture, Painted,
Location: Athens, Attica, Greece (load item map)
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