Ancient sculptures reveal their true colors

Greek and Roman marble antiquities have traditionally been viewed as white, but recent scientific studies have shown that they were often painted with bright colors — a fact little discussed among art historians. Correspondent Martha Teichner explores how an accidental…

Ancient sculptures reveal their true colors

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Greek and Roman marble antiquities have traditionally been viewed as white, but recent scientific studies have shown that they were often painted with bright colors — a fact little discussed among art historians. Correspondent Martha Teichner explores how an accidental “whitewashing” of history has colored our view of ancient art.

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