“Ghost Underground”: Sculptures Carved from Stone Reminiscent of Michelangelo’s The Prisoners by Livio Scarpella.
Livio Scarpella is a contemporary Italian sculptor whose work harkens back to the incredible craftsmanship of marble sculptors from the 1700s.
In this strange work, titled “Ghosts Underground,” the artist uses the aesthetic dialogue normally associated with classical Renaissance masters, establishing the suggestion of movement within the frozen busts; necks contort, and mouths hang open as if to speak.
Scarpella maintains the soul of the classics in these works, matching the light and dark color of the figure, respectively with amethyst or quartz. Reminiscent of Michelangelo’s The Prisoners, these gentle busts unveil the ghost within.
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