Nothing in our world forever. The same applies to unique works of art and architectural masterpieces, which for centuries lose their original look and beauty. We all still know from childhood, how to look at Greek and Roman statues, we are accustomed to seeing them pale color of the stone. However, a recent study of Vincenza the Brinkman and other archaeologists have proven that initially, they looked different.
With the help of infrared and ultraviolet radiation specialists were able to detect traces of paint on ancient sculptures and to restore the original appearance of ancient statues. The study showed that lifeless and monochromatic sculptures once shone with bright colors, which faded after many centuries.
Vinzenz Brinkman has created copies of some works of ancient art and painted them in colors that once covered the originals. Today, these statues are the exhibits that travel to museums around the world.
Head of a warrior from temple of aphaia.
Roman Emperor Caligula.
Bark in peploe from the Acropolis Museum.
Torso from the Acropolis.
Trojan Archer from temple of aphaia.
Statue of a lion from Loutraki.
Statue of Octavian Augustus, the Roman Emperor and nephew of Gaius Julius Caesar.