Statue Monuments in Historical Context

November 2, 2011

Digital visualization affords us the possibility to recreate an important aspect of the visual landscape of ancient cities that is now totally missing – the thousands of statues that once inhabited public space.  What might the process of “re-statuefying” an ancient context tell us about ancient sculpture that a de-statuefied context does not?  What are the potential problems and pitfalls of such a project?  And just because we can do it, should we?