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Bunte Götter : Golden Edition : die Farben der antike / Herausgegeben von Vinzenz Brinkmann und Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann ; eine Ausstellung der Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung Frankfurt am Main.

Contributor(s): Brinkmann, Vinzenz | Koch-Brinkmann, Ulrike | Bavaria (Germany). Staatliche Antikensammlungen | Liebieghaus.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: München ; London ; New York : Prestel, 2020Description: 280 pages : illustrations (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9783943215144.Subject(s): Polychromy -- Greece -- Exhibitions | Polychromy -- Rome -- Exhibitions | Sculpture, Classical -- ExhibitionsSummary: Originally, the painted decoration of an antique sculpture not only enhanced its appearance from the aesthetic point of view and increased its lifelike impression, but also provided the ancient viewer with important information about the identity of the figure depicted. Over the past decade, research has focused increasingly on this aspect. In the process, new interpretation proposals have been developed not only in the context of large-scale Greek bronzes, but also for numerous marble sculptures. In the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean region, the use of color was par for the course. For the Greeks and Romans, however, the painting of sculpture was far more than superficial decoration. Rather, polychromy had means of its own for expanding the formal and narrative structure of the artwork. It was only through the dimension of color that artists achieved the desired vibrancy of expression.
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Catalogue published in connection with the exhibition "Gods in Color - Golden Edition" 1/30/2020–1/17/2021.

Originally, the painted decoration of an antique sculpture not only enhanced its appearance from the aesthetic point of view and increased its lifelike impression, but also provided the ancient viewer with important information about the identity of the figure depicted. Over the past decade, research has focused increasingly on this aspect. In the process, new interpretation proposals have been developed not only in the context of large-scale Greek bronzes, but also for numerous marble sculptures. In the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean region, the use of color was par for the course. For the Greeks and Romans, however, the painting of sculpture was far more than superficial decoration. Rather, polychromy had means of its own for expanding the formal and narrative structure of the artwork. It was only through the dimension of color that artists achieved the desired vibrancy of expression.

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