Have you ever wondered why historical artefacts are always so tastefully neutral-toned?


Less is more! Perhaps lurid bad taste is a persistent human condition…

The interesting point here is this: persistent exposure to one concept (in this case "how historical artefacts are supposed to look") locks that concept into our collective consciousness.

Certainly before this encounter at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, I had not really given much thought to how historical carvings would probably have to have been painted back in their hey days. The likelihood of ALL carvings throughout the ages being tastefully undecorated is patently absurd!

So what preconceptions are going unchallenged in your world, your business, your team, your organisation today?