The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-18-2019, 11:56 PM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,921
February 19th, 2019: Marble Sculpture

Marble sculptures are pretty common in Italy and Greece, actually all around the Mediterranean.
Now marble is going to take a bit longer than something softer, say wood, but it’s the same thing.
You just take a big piece of rock and chip away everything that doesn’t look like what you want.



Holy shit. Francesco Queirolo chipped, “Il Disinganno” (Disillusion or Release from Deception), out of a hunk of marble in 7 years.



He probably had the advantage of some power tools but those things, while faster, cause heat and vibration, that’s bad for stone.
So how on earth did he do that without snapping those net strands? Light sabre? Divine intervention? Superglue?



I was always impressed with the ability to make a sculpture look like it was draped in gauze.



A lot of that depends on lighting too, but it’s still pretty damn impressive.



However Queirolo’s net draped figure tops them all in my book.

link
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.

Last edited by xoxoxoBruce; 02-19-2019 at 12:07 AM.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 08:49 AM   #2
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 19,322
Wow.
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 11:26 AM   #3
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 26,914
show off
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 05:49 PM   #4
Diaphone Jim
Professor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,279
It is hard to make a net out of rope, nice pliable, unbreakable rope.
Diaphone Jim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 10:21 AM   #5
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 37,334
Those are all pretty fuckin awesome.
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 01:14 PM   #6
Leus
Abecedarian
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Chile
Posts: 177
That's remarkable.

What power tools were available in 1752?
Leus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 01:40 PM   #7
Carruthers
Junior Master Dwellar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buckinghamshire UK
Posts: 3,681
Michelangelo said...

Quote:
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
He had a way with words as well.
__________________
Carruthers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2019, 12:51 AM   #8
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,921
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leus View Post
That's remarkable.

What power tools were available in 1752?
That should have read powerful, meaning better quality chisels, hammers, files, and such. I need an editor.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2019, 12:32 PM   #9
Glinda
Fucktard Resistance League
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1.14 acres of heaven
Posts: 1,512
*raises hand*
Glinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2019, 12:54 PM   #10
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 37,334
Whut? You know somebody?

__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2019, 08:42 PM   #11
BigV
Goon Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 25,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
*raises hand*
That's the kind of thing you catch?
__________________
Also a very stable genius.
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2019, 01:54 PM   #12
Glinda
Fucktard Resistance League
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1.14 acres of heaven
Posts: 1,512
Glinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.