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L'épiderme des statues grecques : quand le marbre se fait chair
In Ancient Greece, the word for the skin, khrôs, meant also « colour ». The human skin was therefore strongly connected to the notion of chromatism. The skill of a painter was evaluated through his capacity to render the subtle shades of colour-skin (andreikelon) and his ability to create the illusion of life. We are now aware of the fact that even the statues were given a colourful appearance, but unfortunately we don't know very well what kind of treatment was reserved to the nude parts ofdoaj:96067983ac224f69bbb2a0ebb7720a28 fatcat:4bzoggqxrnby7k42bnf5tostfy