Marble magic

Marble breathes like a living material, its veins pulsing with life.

By Nardjisse Ben Mebarek Published on 19 July 2018 Share

In “The Sculptor and the Statue of Jupiter,” a fable by Jean de La Fontaine, the artist contemplates the work that he has carved from a block of marble and feels troubled: “Indeed, the man whose skill did make / Had scarcely laid his chisel down, / Before himself began to quake, / And fear.

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