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Friday Finds - Digital Color on Ancient Stone: Restoring Paint to Ancient Sculpture Through Digital Tools

Friday Finds - Digital Color on Ancient Stone: Restoring Paint to Ancient Sculpture Through Digital Tools Online

Ancient Greek sculpture was painted in bright colors and vibrant patterns, yet they are exhibited today as bare white stone often without mention of the polychrome painted surfaces. In the summer 2020, the Coloring the Past: Restoring Color to Ancient Sculpture Through 3D Modelling and Projection Mapping project combined research on ancient pigments and painting with digital technologies to create a sensory viewing experience by restoring color to two plaster casts of Greek relief sculpture in Carpenter Library. In this presentation, the students will explain their process building 3D hypothetical colorized reconstructions of these reliefs which were then projected onto the sculpture to provide a more authentic and colorful viewing experience. By exhibiting the ancient world in color, we expand the narrative and reception of ancient sculpture and rethink false concepts of beauty and “whiteness” that have been misappropriated by radical groups and white nationalists.

Presenters include Research and Instruction Librarian Laura Surtees, Molly Kuchler (graduate student in Classics), Mira Yuan (Archaeology and Museum Studies ’21),  and Vimbai Mawoneke (Math and Chemistry ’21).

Date:
April 23, 2021
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus:
Library & Information Technology Services
Audience:
  Faculty     Public     Staff     Students  
Categories:
  Digital Scholarship     Friday Finds  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

Event Organizer

Marianne Hansen