Man Ray – an-other Body

Man Ray (Emmanuel Rudzitsky 1890–1976) famous american surrealist-dada painter and photographer used to employ plaster casts in his art compositions by transforming their objective meaning. Never oversimplifying, but researching into the cast a symbolic element to use as a personal media of expression. The body of Venus becomes inanimate in plaster, and returns a body bringing it...

a Bottle of Ink over ‘La Danse’

During the night of 26-27 August 1869 an unknown man stealthily climbed the large stairs of the Opèra Theatre of Garnier in Paris. Looked around, nobody came from the av. de l'Opéra and just be sure to not be seen, violently threw a bottle full of black ink against the beautiful and voluptuous...

The Florentine Gipsoteca

The Florentine Gipsoteca at Porta Romana was one of the most famous and largest in Italy. The origin of this collection comes from plaster casts made ​​during the Celebrations of Donatello in 1887 by the mould makers Angelo Giannini and Oronzio Lelli. Oronzio was the official mould maker of the Royal Galleries in Florence and had...

10 Things Not to Do Restoring Old Plaster Casts

Antique plaster casts preserve an important story. Like art objects are as beautiful as vulnerable. If an old cast came up to us retaining the marks and wounds of the time we have to appreciate it also for that. The restoration is not always necessary. Every action that takes place in the 'wrong' attempt to...

l’Atelier Musée d’Antoine Bourdelle

One of the most fascinating places in Paris is the studio of Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) in Montparnasse. The calm and extraordinary light suggest the real atmosphere during a moment of creation by this famous sculptor. Every oject is there to evoke the intimacy of this 'sacred' place. The skylight and the garden respect the taste typical of these places...

La Gipsoteca Antonio Canova di Possagno

This is really one of the most charming place of Italian Art. Requires a visit by all those who deeply love sculpture. The rich collection of original plaster model and plaster casts by Antonio Canova is presented in an attractive succession according to the original arrangement. The gispoteca is divided into two main rooms connected by an...