Dr. Eftimie’s Door

The American surgeon and artist, Dr. Liviu Eftimie, performed the sculpture of the door for his new villa in Laguna Beach (California), ordering the bronze casting at the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli. He personally supervised the various processing phases in … Continue reading

ATTIS BY DONATELLO

The replica of the Attis by Donatello, identical to the original, requires long hours of work for the retouching of the wax and for the finishing and the chiseling of the bronze casting.

ANA TZAREV VISITED THE FOUNDRY

The sculptor of Croatian origin, Ana Tzarev, came to the Foundry to admire his “Bird of Paradise” almost completed.   See other pictures   Visit the Facebook page of the Artist   See the biography of the Artist

LA CROCE ARMENA

The Armenian Cross 1.5 m. tall for Dervishian Foundation of Montréal, Canada has been completed.   To learn more…

CHRYSANTHEMUM BY ANA TZAREV

Un’altra Opera dell’Artista Ana Tzarev, “Chrysanthemum” che sarà fusa in bronzo dalla Fonderia. A fianco alcune foto dell’arrivo dei modelli.   Vedi Biografia dell’artista

BIRD OF PARADISE BY ANA TZAREV

The work “Bird of Paradise” by the internationally acclaimed Croatian artist Ana Tzarev which will be cast in bronze in the Foundry.   Vedi la biografia dell’artista

L’opera dei vetrai

Inaugurated in Piegaro the bronze statue “L’opera dei vetrai”, by the Master Piero Bertelli and donated to the Umbrian City by Giovanni Bartolozzi, founder and owner of an important Montelupo Fiorentino’s glassware Company, “Vetreria Etrusca”. A tribute to the village, … Continue reading

“Table” by Dashi Namdakov

The Foundry has recently completed the realization of two copies of “Table”, a Work of Art by the Russian sculptor Dashi Namdakov.   See also: Biography of Dashi Namdakov “Table” by Dashi Namdakov

Aroldo Bellini Sculptor

An exhibition organized and set up in the museum spaces of the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia. Among the works of art displayed also some splendid castings from the original model of the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry. See Also: … Continue reading

JUBILEE OF MERCY

Pope Francis last December 8, 2015 opened the Holy Door of the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter, cast in 1949 by Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry and the Holy Year of Mercy has officially started- Read the article “A tour of the ‘Fonderia … Continue reading

VATICAN RADIO AT THE FOUNDRY

The Holy Doors of St. Peter’s Basilica, cast by Ferdinando Marinelli’s family foundry in 1950, will be opened on December 8th by Pope Francis to commence the Jubilee year.  In anticipation of this event, Vatican Radio sent seasoned reporter, Veronica Scarisbrick, … Continue reading

THE NEW NOSE OF PORCELLINO

The Wild Boar, or better known ‘Porcellino’ is one of the symbols of Florence. It’s said that touching its snout brings good luck, but because of the millions of visitors who daily caress him, some holes have appeared. Thanks to … Continue reading

AGE OF BRONZE IIC LOS ANGELES

Simultaneously with the exhibition “Power and Pathos” at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Italian Cultural Institute invited the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry in organizing an exhibition of pictures related to the ‘lost wax’ casting technique. The event   … Continue reading

BRONZE SALES EXHIBITION AT IL SALVIATINO

After the success of our exhibition “The Ages of Bronze” we are happy to present, from July 29 to September 13, 2015, a selection of our bronzes in the wonderful context of Il Salviatino.   The event   Info

BRONZI, ARTE IN FONDERIA

On the occasion of the exhibition “Power and Pathos” at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the Director of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Dr. J.M. Bradburne, has organized a workshop with other experts of ancient bronzes about the techniques of lost wax … Continue reading

BRONZES OF MICHELANGELO’S DISCOVERED ?

Victoria Avery, of the Fitzwilliam Museum, has been in the international news recently as part of the team that announced the discovery of Michelangelo bronzes – two men riding panthers. These bronzes, which are part of the Rothschild collection, would … Continue reading

NEW SCULPTURE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

Piero Bertelli is executing in the Marinelli Foundry the sculpture of Pope John Paul II recently beatified. The sculptor is creating his work in clay, enlarging it, with the help of the pantograph, his sketch in wax.

MARINELLI FOUNDRY AT MILANO EXPO 2015

From May 2nd to November 2nd 2015, Tuscany will present an integrated project to enhance and promote the excellence of the region giving visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the “Tuscan Good Living”: “Landscape, Art and Food” . … Continue reading

LUNCH AT THE FOUNDRY

For the opening of the exhibition “The Ages of Bronze” at Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence, has been organized a pleasant lunch of passionate at the foundry, in the zone of the original moulds

The Carabinieri Stamps

The Italian Post Office have issued a sheet with 4 stamps on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Carabinieri. The stamps are illustrated with the bronze sculpture of “Carabinieri 1814” and “La Ronda”, both works … Continue reading

THE FOUNDRY ON THE MAIN NATIONAL TV CHANNEL

RAI 1 (the main National TV Channel) again promotes the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry between Italian excellences. During the program Linea verde orizzonti, RAI has dedicated a special space to the “Foundry of the Renaissance.”   Click here to watch … Continue reading

LUNCH WITH ORIGINAL MOLDS

Our treasure is our collection of molds made on original Classical and Renaissance Masterpieces. The best place to have a lunch with special friends and guests.

PASSIONE E COLLEZIONE

Bazzanti Art Gallery, show room of Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli, sponsors the exhibition at Casa Buonarroti curated by Dr. Marino Marini, and the catalogue publishing.     Click for further information.

MORE BRONZE MASTERPIECES IN MOSCOW

The Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry will be in Moscow, from October 15 to 18, at “I Saloni WorldWide Moscow“, the Fair that this year celebrates its 10th birthday. The 19,000 square meters of exhibition hosted last year, 557 exhibitors and … Continue reading

THE “IDENTICAL” ETRUSCAN CHIMERA IN CORTONA

(March 22nd, 2014)   The Archaeological Museum of Florence exhibited at the Academy of Cortona, on the occasion of the exhibition “Etruscan Seduction”, the “identical” copy of the Etruscan bronze Chimera, realized by Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry.   See also: … Continue reading

THE TEXAS LONGHORN

(March 2014) Long Horn Original by Eleonora Villani   original piece, first casting of a limited edition, produced for the exhibition “Florence to Florence” in the Year of Italian Culture in the United States.   The Artist Eleonora Villani, that … Continue reading

FROM FLORENCE IN ITALY TO FLORENCE IN TEXAS

(February 2014)   Exceptional partnership between the City of Florence in Italy and Florence in Texas   The High Quality Florentine Renaissance Bronze Replicas  will be on display from March 1, in the gardens of the “Vineyard at Florence” one … Continue reading

A MEDAL TO THE U.S. CONSUL GENERAL

(October 2013)   Ferdinando Marinelli, Jr. presents a medal created for ‘The Year of Italian Culture in the United States’ to the U.S. Consul General in Florence, Sarah Craddock Morrison. In the first photo, on the left, Federico Frediani Esq., … Continue reading

ATTENTION – ALERT !

WE FOUND OUT THAT SOME AMERICAN COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO SELL BRONZE SCULPTURES OF MICHELANGELO, MADE FROM ORIGINAL MOULDS OF FERDINANDO MARINELLI ARTISTIC FOUNDRY OF FLORENCE. AND THAT THEY PUBLISH ON THE WEB PICTURES WHOSE PROPERTY IS OF FERDINANDO MARINELLI … Continue reading

MARINELLI FOUNDRY CHANGES ITS LOGO

(March 2013)   The way in which the Foundry Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli was presented to the public has not changed much over time: from 1905 to 2012 have changed slightly characters, but the kind of writing has remained the same. … Continue reading

THE IDENTICAL CHIMERA

(October 2012)   The Foundry Marinelli has sponsored the execution of the mould on the Chimera of the Archaeological Museum of Florence, authorized by the Superintendent Andrea Pessina and with the favorable opinion of Dr. Cianferoni, Director of the Museum, … Continue reading

THE ‘WILD BOAR’ HAS BEEN REPAIRED

(Octobre 2011)   The nineteenth century copy of the ‘Porcellino’ by Tacca was replaced in 1998 by a  Marinelli replica, because deteriorated from numerous visits of thousands of tourists. The replica Marinelli has also suffered damages: the constant rubbing of … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FOR MICHELANGELO

(May 2011)   Ferdinando Marinelli Jr. and Ronald Welborn, today concluded an important agreement:   The limited editions of the MICHELANGELO Masterpieces in bronze, Museum Quality,  from moulds taken from the original sculptures and realized by the Marinelli Foundry, will … Continue reading

MOULD ON AMMANNATI’S AT THE BARGELLO

(April 2011)   In anticipation of the exhibition “Water, stone, fire. Bartolomeo Ammannati Sculptor“, held at the Bargello Museum in 2011, the Directorate of the Museum has commissioned the Marinelli Foundry  the delicate execution of the mould on the fountain “for … Continue reading

‘BRONZES FOR MICHELANGELO’ AT CASA BUONARROTI

(November 2010)   In November 2010, under the auspices of the Casa Buonarroti of Florence that hosted it, opened the exhibition of Michelangelo bronze sculptures, museum quality replicas of the Marinelli Foundry obtained from moulds taken on the originals.

THE MADONNA OF BRUGES AT CASA BUONARROTI

(October 2009)   On October 28th 2009, was inaugurated the exhibition of the Posthoumos Edition bronze of Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges. The Marinelli Foundry casting, museum quality, was hosted by the Director Pina Ragionieri with “honors.”

MARINELLI FOUNDRY SPONSOR STUDIES ABOUT ETRUSCANS

(April 2009)   The publication of Volume LXXV of 2009 of the magazine “Etruscan Studies” edited by National Institute for Etruscan and Italic Studies of Florence, has been possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Marinelli Foundry.  

ST@RT PROJECT

(April 2009)   In the stand of ST@RT (Science and Technology for the architectural artistic and archaeological heritage of Tuscany) in Ferrara last April 2009, where have been presented new techniques for the restoration and cleaning of bronze surfaces through … Continue reading

THE MICHELANGELO’S PIETA IN USA

(August 2008)   In the occasion of the exhibition “Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth,” at the SUArt Gallery of Syracuse (NY), the directorate of the University invited the Marinelli Foundry to exhibit, together with a collection of Michelangelo’s original … Continue reading

CASA BUONARROTI COMES AT THE FOUNDRY

(July 2008)   On 17 July 2008 Dr. Pina Ragionieri, Director of the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, came to visit the Marinelli Foundry, accompanied by Lawyer Federico Frediani, to ensure the quality of the Michelangelo’s David bronze replica. After renewing … Continue reading

WORKSHOP GHIBERTI

(June 2008)   It was organized a workshop in Florence study on the technique of lost-wax casting used in 400’s in Florence by Ghiberti for the casting of the Gate of Paradise panels. For this purpose, the Marinelli Foundry, in … Continue reading

MORE THAN CENTENARY

(February 2007)   The Artistic Foundry Ferdinando Marinelli enrolls in the Unione Imprese Storiche Italiane. The President Franco Torrini gives to Ferdinando Marinelli Jr. the plate of membership to the Organization.    

ONOFRIO PEPE AMONG THE ETRUSCANS

(May 2005)   The archaeological site of the amphitheater of Fiesole houses since May 2, 2005, a solo exhibition of Onofrio Pepe, an artist who for his sculptures is inspired by the Greek myths revisited in modern key figuratively. The … Continue reading

MARINELLI BRONZES IN THE UFFIZI SQUARE

(March 2005)   In March 2005, some castings of Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry created by Onofrio Pepe were on display, along with its Door of Myth, in the square of the Uffizi in Florence.

EXHIBITION IN CAPRAIA

(May 2004)   In May 2004, the Marinelli Foundry organized in the town of Capraia (Fi), the exhibition of the works of four major sculptors, three Italian, Sergio Benvenuti, Piero Bertelli, Onofrio Pepe, and an American, Michael Parkes, who have … Continue reading

STUDY OF ANCIENT TECHNIQUES AT ‘ANTEA’ IN MURLO

(April 25  – May 2  2004)   The “Laboratory of Archaeometry and Experimental Archaeology on Antique Handcrafted Techniques” in Murlo, Siena, headed by Prof. Edilberto Formigli, sought the cooperation of the Marinelli Foundry to study the realization of ancient bronzes. … Continue reading

THE FOUNDRY MOVES

(Second half of 2000) In the second half of 2000 began the construction of the first building for the new headquarters of the Marinelli Foundry in Barberino Val d‘Elsa, Florence. The transfer will take place in the autumn of 2001.

2000 JUBILEE IN THE VATICAN

(Year 2000)   The new entrance ramp to the Vatican Museums was inaugurated (the monumental staircase is now reserved only for the exit of the audience) built on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Second Millennium. The handrail bronze was … Continue reading

MORGANTE ON THE LOGGIA DE’ LANZI TERRACE

(1972)   On the beautiful terrace of the Loggia dei Lanzi, next to the Uffizi, was placed a stone fountain with a bronze Posthumous Cast Originals of the Giambologna’s sculpture, realized by Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry, Morgante riding a marine “dragon” … Continue reading