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Stone & Sculpted Beauty
04-24-2014, 04:57 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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04-24-2014, 05:00 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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04-24-2014, 05:02 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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04-24-2014, 05:59 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Am I the only one enjoying this? cheers.gif

04-24-2014, 06:42 PM #5
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Quote: "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until i set him free"

"The sculptors hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone”

"In every block of marble i see a statue as plain as though it stood before me shaped and perfect in attitude and action

i have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it”

Michelangelo Di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni - March 6th 1475 - February 18th 1564

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet%C3%A0_(Michelangelo)



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04-24-2014, 07:40 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The quote you posted, to me, Beyond, is poetic.

Now, the pieta; a closer study. It is reported that a mentally ill man attacked this statue with a hammer and the pieces that flew off were coveted by onlookers. Mary's nose was replaced with a piece of mable from the back of the statue.

04-24-2014, 07:42 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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They're lovely and marble is a beautiful material. Antique Greek and Roman statues and buildings were however painted back in the days. Maybe not all of them, but in general.
04-24-2014, 07:49 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Painted? Really? I wonder with what and why?
04-24-2014, 07:58 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Your guess is as good as mine as to why they were painted, but I'm sure there is some research done regarding the type of paint used.

Quote:By the early 19th century, the systematic excavation of ancient Greek sites had brought forth a plethora of sculptures with traces of notably multicolored surfaces, some of which are still visible. Despite this, influential art historians such as Johann Joachim Winckelmann so strongly opposed the idea of painted Greek sculpture that proponents of painted statues were dismissed as eccentrics, and their views were largely dismissed for several centuries. It was not until published findings by German archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann in the late 20th and early 21st century that the painting of ancient Greek sculptures became an established fact. Using high-intensity lamps, ultraviolet light, specially designed cameras, plaster casts, and certain powdered minerals, Brinkmann proved that the entire Parthenon, including the actual structure as well as the statues, had been painted. He was able to reveal the pigments of the original paint and made several painted replicas of Greek statues that went on tour around the world. Also in the collection are replicas of other works of Greek and Roman sculpture, demonstrating that the practice of painting sculpture was the norm rather than the exception in Greek and Roman art.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_sculpture
04-24-2014, 08:03 PM #10
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I've always loved sculpture, in particular from the Greek classical era, and Italian Renaissance.
Oddly, you have to get back to the neolithic era for me to appreciate much before the classical era. The Egyptian stuff...oh well, too each his own. It was often perfectly symmetrical, and frighteningly so, computer like precision, but most was based on math different from the golden mean, the creators signature. I guess heavy stylization just didn't have much appeal to me, though it was very technical, I never found it aesthetically pleasing.
Marble is one medium I never worked in, I guess it had something to do with dragging a couple tons of marble upstairs to my bedroom.
That's something you have to learn as an apprentice.

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04-24-2014, 08:25 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Perhaps most statues were created to remain outside and painting them seemed a good idea for protection against the elements.

Yeah, JR, I would suppose stone sculptors would have to have a ground level studio.

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04-24-2014, 09:26 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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We have a broken slab of Carmen Red granite as a stepping stone in the backyard. We found it a scrap pile when they expanded the town graveyard.

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http://www.hellenic-granite.gr/en/content/55
04-24-2014, 10:26 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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That reminds me, I need to buy a large piece of flagstone as a stepping stone from the deck to the grass in our backyard.

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Hmm, I like the look of that flagstone path to nowhere.
04-24-2014, 11:03 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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04-24-2014, 11:18 PM #15
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(04-24-2014, 10:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  That reminds me, I need to buy a large piece of flagstone as a stepping stone from the deck to the grass in our backyard.

İmage

Hmm, I like the look of that flagstone path to nowhere.

That was very well done, it takes time to level that out, tamp the soil and sand mix, then you have to make adjustments in the first week or two and after it rains as a few will settle unevenly.

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