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Satyre et Bacchante by James Pradier-1834. Nothing amazes me more than how detailed and delicate-looking marble sculptures can be

New Distressed Wood Figures by Aron Demetz wood sculpture

What I found very creepy about the Hillhouse were the statues and busts that seemed to watch the people in the house. Their look was inescapable. I love how the lighting here does not hit the concave sockets of the eyes, so they stone is given depth to it's gaze.

ceramic mobile by Camila Prada

vincentvillella: As an art student, you’re hit over the head repeatedly with Renaissance art, so I’ve gotten a little tired of it, but something I’m not tired of is the seemingly impossible naturalistic detail attained from stone and a chisel back then.

This amazes me...the man's fingers slightly indent the flesh of a woman. This looks like a picture of real people, but it is a 400 year old marble sculpture by Bernini: Pluto and Proserpina (1621-22)

from La boite verte

Des gens en bois

"Non chiedermi perché" wood sculpture -- by Bruno Walpoth