The original vibrant colours of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese Terracotta Warriors were lost almost as soon as the transparent lacquer protecting them was exposed to the air in 1974.
While archaeologists and scientists continue to develop techniques for the protection of ancient pigments on as yet unearthed artefacts, simply imagining lost colours is a pleasure anyone can experience.
So, we loved this inspired celebration of the Terracotta Warriors, currently exhibiting at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria where colour, food and history come together.
Australian paint brand Dulux® has collaborated with Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and international pastry chef David Haan, where as well as experiencing an Asian infused high tea, guests have an opportunity to paint chocolate Terracotta Warriors back to their original colours from fountains of edible Dulux coloured paint.
Paint your warrior every Saturday and Sunday from 25th May until 13th October 2019.
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