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The Archaic Colors at The Acropolis Museum

Director-Production: Antonis Kotzias, Creative Director: Tasos Georgiou
Music: Marios Strofalis

Τhe Acropolis Museum conducts research on its unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colors to a small or large degree, and has opened a very extensive discussion with the public and various experts on color, its technical issues, its detection using new technologies, its experimental use on marble surfaces, its digital reconstruction, its meaning, as well as the archaic period’s aesthetic perception of color. So far, scientific research into the color found on ancient sculpture has made great progress and reached surprising conclusions that to a large degree refute the stereotypical assumptions regarding ancient sculpture. It turns out that color, far from being just a simple decorative element, added to the sculpture’s aesthetic quality.

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