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The Magic of Recreating Ancient Greek Masterpieces

A workshop in Athens produces the only officially-certified replicas of ancient Greek masterpieces which are sold at the country’s archaeological sites, monuments and museums.The...

In Italy, Art Becomes Reality

For centuries the craftspeople of Pietrasanta have translated artists’ ideas into marble and bronze. Franco Cervietti carved his first full-size copy of Michelangelo’s “David” when...

How Marble Sculptures Have Inspired Artists and Captivated Audiences for Millenia

Throughout art history, sculptors have experimented with an eclectic range of mediums. While cast bronze, carved wood, and fired clay have made lasting impressions, no material has captivated...

Geometric foam blocks mimic marble and terrazzo at Beirut Design Week

Blocksfinj, a recently-launched Beirut-based company making foam furniture, showcased squishy blocks that look like solid stone during Beirut Design Week.The polyurethane foam building blocks, which come in a variety...

Famous granite site takes centre stage

One of America’s oldest, deepest granite quarries is set to become the stage of a floating theatrical display.The abandoned Wells Lamson Quarry, among the...

Snug candle holders by Sanna Völker are carved from 500 million year old stones

‘Snug’ candle holders by Sanna Völker are handmade by stonemasons who have mastered their craft for four generations, dating back to 1880.All pieces are...

Bright partitions and chunks of marble define Loreak fashion store in San Sebastián

Pensando en Blanco has dotted blue glass partitions and jagged offcuts of grey marble throughout this otherwise colourless clothing store in northern Spain.Established in...

The Marble Sculptor Who Quietly Created a Trove of Art in Her Manhattan Loft

Hoisting 20,000 pounds of marble (twice the weight of a killer whale) into a sixth-floor Manhattan loft is no easy feat. But artist Hanna Eshel didn’t...

Pink marble and patchy concrete emulate ancient Rome in Melbourne’s Pentolina pasta bar

Australian studio Biasol paired worn concrete walls with pink marble and rich red accents for the interiors of this Italian restaurant in Melbourne, which takes visual cues from...

Star Wars heroes Rey and Kylo made from Carrara marble in Rome

Rey and Kylo Ren, protagonists of the third stellar trilogy, are displayed at “La Clessidra Sala Blu” gallery in Rome until 29 December. They...