the Man who Discovered the Pompeians

During excavations on the archaeological site of Pompeii in 1865, they thought to get a cast from the impression left in ashes by a wood door. From that day there were several others tempted like this but all with poor results. Other attempts were made before in 1831 in order to take human plaster casts...

Laocoon Drawing Casts

We have selected many casts from the famous Laocoon group to meet the demands of many academy students and design courses. It is one of the most interesting subjects to study during a learning path of the various drawing and painting techniques. The whole sculptural group offers a great variety of elements useful for the...

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,...