Article number: 301643
København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 2014. 4to. 354 pp. Richly illustrated in colour.
Sewn as issued, pictorial wrappers in colour. Very fine.
”As Transformed - Ancient Sculpture in Colour”, a richly illustrated exhibition catalogue in Danish.
This voluminous publication was occasioned by an exhibition at the Glyptoteket in Copenhagen (Sept. 13-Dec. 7, 2014), which demonstrated that Greek and Roman sculpture (and architecture) was not ”white as mable”, but rather very colourful. Had Michelangelo and Thorvaldsen been aware that the white marble of Antiquity was merely a tenacious myth, Western figurative art would probably have looked radically different.
(Meddelelser fra Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, ny serie, 16.)
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