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.
September 28th, 2017
It was signed this morning, on a marble block of Querciola’s quarry in Carrara, the agreement that sanctions and strengthens cultural relations between China and Italy. Promoters of this innovative alliance are the historic Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry and He University. The document concerns the creation of an original size (517 cm.) Michelangelo’s David in White Carrara Marble that will be realized by sculptor Roberto Domina of Studio Bazzanti of Florence. The monumental work will not only be realized through the use of the mould taken from the original Michelangelo’s masterpiece preserved in the Foundry’s Gipsoteca, but they will adopt for the sculpting the same techniques as the great Renaissance master.
Following, some videos about the Tritons’ Fountain restored by Ferdinando MArinelli Artistic Foundry:
May 13th 2017
An institutional delegation of the Government of Malta was welcomed today by the Mayor of Barberino Val d’Elsa Giacomo Trentanovi, the President of the Regional Council Eugenio Giani and Ferdinando Marinelli Jr. for a visit to the Foundry where the Restoration that will bring to the ancient splendor the monument for “La Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018”.
The Armenian Cross 1.5 m. tall for Dervishian Foundation of Montréal, Canada has been completed.
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The restoration works on the tritons’ fountain begin.
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After four days by sea and by land, the bronzes have finally arrived to the Foundry to be restored.
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The dismantling of the sculptures starts to be transported to FAFM in Barberino Val d’Elsa, Florence.
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