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Colour in Ancient Greece

The authentic ancient Greek statues were full of colours!

It is true! The original ancient Greek statues were rendered in vivid colours. However, realistically after so many thousand years the different colours have vanished. 

The vast majority, when visiting an archaeological site or a museum collection, including marble creation, is inaccurately sharing the impression that art in ancient Greece was not painted. Quite the opposite, colour in antiquity played a key role in various aspects of art, not just in painting. Many ancient creations of different scale, such as ceramic figurines, monumental temples and marble statues, were decorated with flamboyant colours, as the ancient Greek artists knew that from a distance and through time, the primary tones will fade away. Therefore, the perception that we have today is completely different from the one that they shared in ancient times, as the colours of the works has disappeared.
We often hear about the famous Greek colour theory of four, basic colours, which is sustained and based on philosophical thought. The ancient Greek system of though praised four colours: red, yellow, black and white. By blending those four elements they enriched their colour palette.

SOPHIA through statuettes, inspired by the authentic ancient Greek statues, promotes through modern design and home deco techniques, the ancient Greek cultural heritage. Through a diverse range of products SOPHIA suggests a modern aesthetics for your space, enriched by a selection of beautiful colours that positively influence our mood and our everyday life.

Colour in Ancient Greece