This year the awards ceremony of the XXXIX edition of the Columbus Award organized by the Rotary Club Firenze Est was held on 12 October at the monumental complex of Santa Maria Novella. The important award was born in the immediate postwar period on the initiative of the Municipality with the aim of representing the historical and economic ties with America. Since then the winners have been of high profile: Nobel laureates such as Renato Dulbecco and Rita Levi Montalcini – who received the Columbus before the Nobel – up to entrepreneurs and institutions that have honored Italy-America relations with particular reference to Tuscany.
Ferdinando Marinelli parla della Fonderia Artistica a “Capitani Coraggiosi” su RTV38.
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 two halls of St. Andrew and St. Alexander of the Kremlin during an official ceremony. They were brought back to the ancient splendor in 1998 thanks to the Marinelli Foundry, who worked on re-create from drawings all the decorations destroyed by Stalin: mastodontic chandeliers, huge appliques, large mural sculptures, etc.
Bronze can take up differing colours depending on the reagents that are applied. Patination is a process that accelerates the oxidation that would normally occur to the bronze through weathering.
Lost-wax – The technique
The interment of the moulds.
After heating, the moulds are covered with pressed wet earth. This prevents the deformation or cracking of the loto moulds during the casting of the bronze, whose specific weight is approximately 9 times higher than water.
Lost Wax – Technique
The BBC in the Foundry for the filming of a “Civilizations” episode, a documentary made in impressive and wonderful locations around the world.
We found a video about the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry produced by an American television in 1972.
The New Video by Kirsten Hills.