When Granite Met Sealant

The Renaissance was an explosion of frescoes, mandolin music and yes, granite. In fact, sculptors would construct massive busts of granite and choose to leave them untouched by paint in order to show off their natural white surface. They did this to evoke that white Greek aesthetic. A little known fact is that Greek sculptors accidentally invented sealant. They rubbed a compound on the granite to prep the surface for painting; compounds that inadvertently protected the marble as a form of sealant.  If you pay a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, you may find stunning...
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