The Art of Marble Sculpture | Sculptura® Sculptura

The Art of Marble Sculpture

We’ve all admired marble sculptures. Whether we see them in museums or galleries or outside at world famous historical sites, marble sculptures never fail to take our breath away with their beauty. From Michelangelo’s David, to French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s marble sculpture The Kiss.

There are Ancient Greek works, works of Bernini, marble sculpture is arguably one of the most beautiful art forms around. Marble sculpture is also one of the oldest art forms. They even precede cave paintings.

Have you ever wonder how your favourite marble sculpture was created? Marble is a metamorphic rock derived from limestone, so it’s relatively soft and easy to work with at first. That’s an advantage to working with marble. As marble ages, it becomes harder and more durable, which gives it its lasting beauty and value. It also makes the finished sculpture weather-resistant, which makes it a great option for not only indoors, but outdoors also.

When it comes time to carve, some sculptors might begin with a clearly defined wax model, which they later copy in marble. Others freely carve, working with the marble alone.

Michelangelo used each stone itself for inspiration when carving, he believed the person was trapped inside the stone and it was his duty to free the human form that was inside.

Marble sculptures hold lots of detail and intricacies, and add a touch of class to every setting, no matter what it is. As long as it is appropriately chosen and well-placed, it can make your space more memorable. With marble sculpture rental programs, it is easier than ever to get a marble sculpture into your space.

Are you looking for a quality marble sculpture? Sculptura® sell and rent quality sculptures sourced globally from award winning artists. We have a large variety of quality sculptures to choose from including bronze sculptures, marble sculptures, stainless steel sculptures and more! Please feel free to contact Sean Bassett or Victoria Polasek at Sculptura® by phone 1300 278 347 or enquire online.

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