Wooden sculptures from Italy

Posted By on May 16, 2010

Livio De MarchiThese sculptures are carved by Livio De Marchi from Venice, Italy.

In my opinion he is one of the most represented woodwork artist on the Internet. With the help of Google You can find hundreds if not thousands articles about his art , so I too had to make one.

He has carved his entire life. As a child, he worked on ornamental sculptures in the Venetian tradition in the workshop of a craftsman. During his artistic evolution he started with marble, then bronze, and eventually settled on his favorite medium, wood.

Livio De Marchi uses simple hand tools to do his wood carving. He uses about 100 different chisels and an old wooden hammer which is dated “1964.” They are always on his workbench and he uses each and every one of them. If just one chisel is missing, he finds it difficult to work.

He has carved a wide range of sculptures from delicately folded wooden clothing to floating wooden horse-drawn chariots that have floated down the canals of Venice.

More of his amazing sculptures can be seen on his web site:  www.liviodemarchi.com

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2 Responses to “Wooden sculptures from Italy”

  1. That is some pretty incredible handiwork right there! Not only his obvious skill, but his imagination and choices of what to craft from wood – far above and beyond awesome! wow!

    The clothing and cloth items actually look like real cloth from the distance. This guy is gifted! I love these works.

  2. Grazce says:

    This just blows me away. Unbelievable.

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