I do not generally see much posted hear outside of language issues, but here goes...
I have always wondered about painting on Greek/Roman sculpture. I know the marble was painted, and I have seen pictures of this. However, I also know that many of the marble statues we have "from Greece" are actually Roman copies of Greek bronzes. I know that some of Bronzes had painted eyes and, if memory serves, lips.
What I have always wondered and cannot seem to find is how much the Bronzes were painted, if at all. Did the Greeks paint the arms, for example? From what I understand of the marble, sometimes the painting was accent ( a cloak or eyes) and I have seen reproductions, via an exhibit online from Harvard, that shows painted skin (really, really cheesy looking).
Does anyone know anything concrete in this area? Does anyone know a trustworthy text to go to? I have books on sculpture, but some are not detailed enough, and some are too old to be of use in this area.
Here is a picture from the Museum at Athenshttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... l%26sa%3DG
Here are some pictures from the Harvard show http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... l%26sa%3DG
One of these articles mentions this book http://www.amazon.com/Color-Life-Polych ... 255&sr=1-1
Does anyone know anything about this stuff?
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