Take a look at Leo Caillard‘s shots of statues done up like hipsters. The addition of t shirts, shades and trainers is strangely humanising and makes for an intriguing project which has gained the French photographer a great deal of attention.

Another interesting new look at classical statuary comes from German archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann. He has used high intensity lamps, ultraviolet light and powdered minerals to research and recreate the original colour palettes of Greek statues, colours that time and weather have stripped away. Incredible to think that ancient Greece may once have been strewn with these gaudy figures – ‘jolly as as a circus’ as once critic has described them.