The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 6.6.1807

To Thorvaldsen, spots violated the unity that the marble was to create. This ideal of beauty was undoubtedly based on the German art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann’s aesthetic ideas.
See also the subject heading “Spotless Marble”:/emner/pletfri-marmor.

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