16.07.2024

Il mondo classico tra acromia e policromia

Conference, Summer Schools, Roma

H18:30-19.30
Entrance: via Liguria 20

Dates
16.07.2024
Location
Roma
Category
Conference, Summer Schools
Information

H18:30-19.30
Entrance: via Liguria 20

The event will be held in Italian at Istituto Svizzero from H18:30 to H19:30.
Free entrance, register here.

Istituto Svizzero
Via Liguria 20, Roma
Ingresso gratuito

Il mondo classico tra acromia e policromia

Istituto Svizzero hosts a public conference by Prof. Paolo Liverani, UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Firenze about Il mondo classico tra acromia e policromia.
The conference is proposed in the context of the Summer School IdentitĂ©s antiques en question, organized by Prof. Lorenz E. Baumer, DĂ©partement des Sciences de l’AntiquitĂ©, UniversitĂ© de GenĂšve, and Prof. HĂ©di Dridi, Institut d’ArchĂ©ologie et des Sciences de l’AntiquitĂ©, UniversitĂ© de NeuchĂątel.

The perception of the existence of color in ancient sculpture and architecture gradually faded. In the neoclassical era, the idea of white classical antiquity had not yet fully established itself, and in the late 18th and early 20th centuries, specialists paid attention to color. Only between the two world wars did the whiteness of ancient marbles become established. Pioneering studies in the 1960s and non-destructive techniques reopened the debate, leading to new research that also examines written sources and methodological, anthropological, and linguistic aspects.

The event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded.

Biography:

Paolo Liverani received his doctorate from the University of Bologna-Rome in 1991. His main research interests include the ancient topography of Rome, Latium and Etruria, Roman state art, the polychromy of ancient Roman sculpture, and the history of archaeological collections and museums in Rome. From 1986 to 2005 he was Curator of Classical Antiquities at the Vatican Museums. Since 2005 he has been Professor of Topography of Ancient Italy at the University of Florence, where he became Full Professor in 2017 and is currently director of the Department of History, Archaeology, Geography, Arts and Entertainment. He is a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and Academia Europaea.