The touring exhibition on the use of colour in Greek and Roman sculpture is currently showing at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. It was shown in Copenhagen in 2004 under the name ‘ClassiColor‘, and has also been shown in Germany and the Vatican. It is always interesting though to be reminded of just colourful the ‘sculptural landscapes’ of the Mediterranean would have appeared. Plus in Istanbul you could get the added bonus of the famed Alexander Sarcophagus from Sidon which preserves parts of its original colours. The exhibtion is displayed until 16 July.
Colourful interpretations of the Peplos Kore alongside an Archaic kouros, Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Photo: TMK, May 2006.