San Antonio Museum or Art

Mary Kargl Lecture Series: Material Beauties: The Lost Living Colors of Greek and Roman Sculpture by Mark Abbe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art, University of Georgia


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Price: Free. Reception to follow.

In antiquity Greek and Roman marble statuary was richly embellished with colorful painting, gilding, and inlay. Such polychromy gave sculptures a range of different appearances from vivid realism to highly stylized and artful types of coloration. This lecture will highlight how new interdisciplinary research can elucidate the original material aesthetics of ancient marble sculpture that are far removed from our common idea of classical white marble statuary. 

This lecture is generously supported by the Mary Kargl Lecture Fund.

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