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May 13 2019

 

Coloured Sculpture - What's All the Fuss About?

For most of the 19thC, it was considered almost a crime for artists to

apply colour to a statue.  But as archaeologists discovered that the

ancients had actually coloured their statues to make them appear more

lifelike, attitudes began to change, though meeting considerable

resistance.

TOM FLYNN is an art historian with a Masters in Design History from the RCA. He holds various visiting lectureships and teaches at UK universities and abroad. He was a Henry Moore Foundation post-doctoral research fellow at Sussex University and has published widely, particularly on sculpture.