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Greek Revival

This article talks about an art history teacher, Katherine Schwab, a professor at the University  of Connecticut. She conducted an experiment involving the intricate hairstyles displayed by early greek sculptures. ” They could not have been sculpted out of thin air” she is quoted to say.

She asked some of her female art students to volunteer to have their hair braided intricately to resemble the sculptures. This process took about seven hours in total. There were six subjects, all of whom had different yet equally intense hairstyles.

Apparently the hairstyle said not last long after the humidity go to them, but I find it cool that this teacher would go through all this work just to engage her students.

Brown, Jenny. “Greek Revival.” ARTNewsFebruary (2011): 28. Print.


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