Author: antonis ch

Born and raised in Athens, now living in Scotland. MSc Museum Studies: Material Culture and BA Archaeology. Interested in the modern reception of classical antiquity and art theory. Spends most of his time reading and forgetting what he read.

The Line

According to an ancient anecdote, Apelles once visited the house of Protogenes but did not find him there. Before leaving, he decided to leave a message to alert the host of his presence.

A colourful antiquity

After centuries buried or exposed to the elements, the remnants of classical antiquity reach our museums in monotonous white and grey combinations. However, the classical past was not a place of whiteness, but one of colourful artistic landscapes.