Recent articles & book chapters

"The colours of Segesta. Searching for the traces of the lost pigments"

Veronica Ciaramitaro, Francesco Armetta, Monica de Cesare and Maria Luisa Saladino

Journal of Cultural Heritage, 59 (2023): 30-37.

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Published online - 20/11/2022.

"A Late Archaic/Early Classical Greek Relief with Two Hoplites (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek IN 2787)"

Jan Stubbe Østergaard and Adam Schwartz

Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 2022, 137, S. 1–37.

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Published - 27/10/2022.

"Multi-technique analysis of pigments on sandstone sculptures: Renaissance re-painting of a Roman relief"

Louisa Campbell and Margaret Smith

Herit Sci 10, 156 (2022).

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Published - 05/10/2022.

Recent books

"Seeing Color in Classical Art: Theory, Practice, and Reception, from Antiquity to the Present"

Jennifer M. S. Stager

Published by Cambridge University Press

The remains of ancient Mediterranean art and architecture that have survived over the centuries present the modern viewer with images of white, the color of the stone often used for sculpture. Antiquarian debates and recent scholarship, however, have challenged this aspect of ancient sculpture. There is now a consensus that sculpture produced in the ancient Mediterranean world, as well as art objects in other media, were, in fact, polychromatic. Color has consequently become one of the most important issues in the study of classical art. Jennifer Stager's landmark book makes a vital contribution to this discussion. Analyzing the dyes, pigments, stones, earth, and metals found in ancient art works, along with the language that writers in antiquity used to describe color, she examines the traces of color in a variety of media. Stager also discusses the significance of a reception history that has emphasized whiteness, revealing how ancient artistic practice and ancient philosophies of color significantly influenced one another.

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Published - 25/11/2022.

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