Painted Sculpture at the Legion of Honor
One year ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy
The latest show at the Legion of Honor is part of the new scholarship on Greek and Roman Sculpture. According to current belief, the sculptures were painted and in the most garish way possible. For decades, scholars have known that the sculptures were painted but in respect to the ancients, they refrained from imposing their version of taste on the works.
No more. German archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann decided that he knows better. Using high-intensity lamps, ultraviolet light, cameras, plaster casts and jars of costly powdered minerals, he has spent the past quarter century painting...
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