Youth Recolored

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Fragmentary colossal head of a youth, Metropolitan Museum, L.2016.33.2.
recoloration: Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2017.

Printed and watercolored in an attempt to illustrate a softer, more nuanced view of polychrome statues in antiquity. At this point, the coloration is only about half finished. He came out a little whiter and dreamier-looking than I’d intended, but since I enjoyed the effect, I decided to scan now and punch up the colors later.

Link to the artwork: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId=%7Bc81fa618-19f5-47a1-a089-fd1b22309109%7D&oid=259357

Polychromy in Antiquity: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/prms/hd_prms.htm

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