Monday, August 25, 2008

Polychrome: A term meaning painted, printed, or decorated in many colors. It is most frequently used in relation to sculpture, especially pre-Renaissance, much of which was originally colored. In the Renaissance white marble, in imitation of the antique, became the dominant material. A strong tradition of polychrome sculpture survived in religious art produced in Spain and Naples in the Baroque era and polychromy continued in the art of the Rococo in southern Germany and Austria. (Michael Clarke)

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