Stone-faced in Italy

Sunday, 22 January, 2012

Stone face seen in Italy

“Among the commonly available stones only marble has a surface translucency that is comparable to that of human skin. It is this translucency that gives a marble sculpture a visual depth beyond its surface and this evokes a certain realism when used for figurative works. Marble also has the advantage that when first quarried it is relatively soft and easy to work, refine and polish. As the finished marble ages it becomes harder and more durable.”

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