The Selene Horse Cast

One of the most famous and popular plaster casts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is the beautiful Horse Head of the chariot of Selene. This artwork of the fifth century b.C. by Phidias, located on the west pediment, is one of the most loved sculpture of the Parthenon and greek sculpture.

Most of the sculptures of the...

It’s an Inborn Thing

I have transcribed some questions from friends that often ask me when they come to visit me in my Studio or by messages that I receive. 
I hope they offer the real image of me and my work, just like a self-portrait.

—How started your relation with Plaster Casts? My grandfather worked making scenery at Cinecittà Studios since was founded...

Lorenzo Giuntini and the Great Turtle

In the second half of 1882 Alfred Percival Maudslay (1850-1931), the famous English archaeologist and explorer, was laboriously busy in preparations for his new expedition to South America, Guatemala and Honduras to study the Mayan sculpture. After reporting a series of photographs, reliefs, measurements and 'Paper Squeezes’ from previous expeditions to Quirinuá, Copan and Yaxchilan,...

The Wounded Art

The birthplace of Antonio Canova where is located the house and today also his grave, is located in a wrong place. Italy north east, at the foot of the Monte Grappa and very close to the Piave and Brenta rivers, just where the Italian troops seized after the battle of Caporetto during the First World War in 1917. There, the...