Check Out How Joey Marcella Takes A Piece Of Marble And Sculpts It Into A Piece Of Art

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in Entertainment


Magnificent. 
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Male 1,718
Wow.

That is serious skill.  Aside from the artistic side, just think how difficult that would be to transport.
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Male 843
While this sculpture is cool and there is no way I could even come close to doing something like that, I have to say I was mildly disappointed that he was using power tools.  Donatello didn't have power tools.  Michelangelo didn't have power tools.  Gian Lorenzo Bernini didn't have power tools. 
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Male 1,718
skeeter01 Those sculptors had apprentices that worked under their supervision doing the mass removals.
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Male 12,840
was the final step a wet sand with just plain water?
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Male 645
monkwarrior I'm guessing he put some kind of polish on it at the end to get that glossy look. The wet sanding is just to smooth it out as much as possible. Sometimes you might sand in a polish though to fill any pores as the polish mixes with the marble dust and sets in.

I don't have any experience with marble, but I do work with wood and it's the same concepts.
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Male 12,840
yelloow12 Yeah i've always wondered how marble gets that high gloss.  Maybe i'll look it up someday.
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Male 44,870
I'd put that in the medium art pile.  Not high art, talented yes but a pile of ribbons has to be easier than actually making a face and body, bust. If he screws up the ribbon who's to know?
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Male 12,875
Gerry1of1 As an artist, I sorta disagree with you. Abstraction is often more difficult than realism for those of us with the skill set.

There were a thousand painters in the world who could paint a woman's portrait and have it look like a photograph. There was only one Picasso. 

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Male 44,870
holygod   Yeah, there was only one P.T. Barnum, too.

Not that Picasso was a con, but his fame got to the point if he signed a napkin it was "art".
Same with Salvador Dali, Warhol, etc
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Male 12,875
Gerry1of1 I'll give you that. Although I think Picasso and Dali were Geniuses and I think Warhol was the biggest scam / joke / con in the history of art. Warhol was the Kardashians of art. Famous for being famous.
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Male 44,870
holygod So it's just a question of taste. I have worked with people who have a degree in various arts, or art history. They always say I just don't understand it. I think if you need a special college degree to understand it it is not art, they've been conned. 
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Male 865
Gerry1of1 You don't need a degree, but education/ study/ research helps one better understand it.  There are probably things that you enjoy far more than I do, and appreciate more than I do, because you understand the history and composition of those things at a deeper level.  This applies to everything from sports to 'high brow' art.
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Male 44,870
faustsshadow Good point. But me of the shit just is not art. 
Using the old cliche piece conservatives always bring up, is
a photo of christ in a tank of urine really "art" ?  I'm gonna go with no.
Not because of my religion {atheist} just 'cause I think it's stupid.

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Male 9,975
Gerry1of1 Good work, and it's truly beautiful. Pile of ribbons, simple. And ATTRACTIVE pile of ribbons is more problematic.

But, unlike Bob Ross, I doubt many of his accidents fall under the classification as 'happy'.
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Female 6,392
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Male 9,975
melcervini Soon, the city will be mine...and Vigo's... mainly Vigo's.
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Male 18,088
Doesn't look too difficult
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Male 524
Talented!

And yes, I would love to have that sculpture in my home...
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