Colors were more expressive within the ancient artwork as rather than using a natural skin tone differing colours represented differing roles or symbols amongst the ancient society. As red skin symbolised healthy tanned youth, whereas yellow skin was used for women and middle-aged men who worked indoors, blue or gold colours have an association with precious materials and jewels, and to have as ones skin sugg...
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