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Old 03-23-2012, 05:37 AM
H Anton H Anton is offline
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The making of a marble bust

Hi everyone! Been looking at all your great stuff for a while, so I thought IŽd show some of mine. Just uploaded this to youtube, hope you enjoy it. I work mainly in marble, this shows how I do it. Made in Pietrasanta, Italy last year. ..or go to my site.

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:32 AM
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:21 AM
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Re: The making of a marble bust

Wonderful work Anton!
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:45 AM
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Thank you, Tom! Glad you like it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:00 PM
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Fantastic work. Do you have your marble shipped from Italy to Oslo?
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:02 PM
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Looks great man. How do you like working with this stone? It seems really transparent. I
Ike the figure in the first post as well. Are you classically trained?
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:11 AM
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Re: The making of a marble bust

Thank you, Mantrid and Tobias! I usually make the clay/plaster model in my studio in Norway before shipping it to Italy where I do the carving (or have it cast in Bronze). As you see in the Youtube slideshow I usually have the marble roughed out/ reference points set by artisans. I have learned almost everything I know about making sculpture from working with the stone artisans of Pietrasanta, their hands on experience has been of more value to me than the art schools I went to. A great deal of effort is put into finding a beautiful piece of marble, even though there is literally mountains of marble in the area, that can be suprisingly difficult. The warm white translucent statuario marble is really perfect for figurative sculpture, showing all the nuances of the surface yet leaving the shadows light and alive.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:25 AM
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Re: The making of a marble bust

Beautiful work, Anton. I watched your YouTube video yesterday and wound up not having enough time to reply here as well. I think I asked about the finishing there, but I thought you did all the pointing. It sounds as if they did that also.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:29 AM
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Fritchie, I used to do the full carving process myself, but now I usually leave roughing out + pointing to an artisan (from 1.30-2.10 in the video). IŽve found that to be the most effective way of working for me, yet it leaves me full control of the result.
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