I was recently browsing on BBC ARTS. And I came across a post from ARTMATTERS. "ARTMatters is the podcast that brings together popular culture and art history, hosted by Ferren Gipson."
In a new podcast she talks about the polychromy which is when paint is applied to classical sculptures. Ferren describes learning about this art as Dorothy walking into Oz for the first time. A technicolor dream world full of wonder and enchantment as compared to the black and white world of Kansas.
Rediscovering or discovering the classical world like Dorothy is what CLASSICALWAVE is all about and I love it!
One art work I like right now is a polychome sculture of Roman Emperor Caligula. I feel completely in a spell when looking at a colored Caligula portrait. His dreamy blue eyes and wavy brown hair. I hope that someday I can see a colored portrait of Hadrian, that beautiful man.
I think that color is always exciting to think about when it comes to making art. As I make something I'm always asking myself which colors look pretty together. Sometimes it's nice to experiment and make colors clash too. I can imagine if I lived life in a classical world and having the opportunity to paint onto an amazing sculpture looked handsome men. Hmm... I've now gotten an excellent idea for some new art.
I am Sergio C. Mata and I am an artist. This blog is about art, history, pop culture, technology, my life and my art. I blog about whatever inspires and interests me. <3