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What is Marble sculpting?

Marble sculpting refers to the art of creating three-dimensional marble. This type of art is among the oldest form in the world.

Throughout art history, sculptors have experimented with an eclectic range of mediums. While cast bronze, carved wood, and fired clay have made lasting impressions, no material has captivated quite like marble.

Prevalent in ancient and contemporary art alike, marble artworks have a prominent place in many major art movements and are among some of the most famous sculptures in the world.

Why marble is good for sculpturing?

Marble itself is a metamorphic rock that is derived from limestone composed mainly of calcite which is a form of crystallized calcium carbonate. They are formed as a result of limestone being transformed by pressure and heat after other materials overlay them. Some of the finest marbles used for sculpture do not have stains, or they could be having traces of stains. However, natural stains can be incorporated into the work of art itself.

  • Among the commonly available stones, only marble has a slight translucency, this translucency gives a marble sculpture a visual depth beyond its surface and this evokes a certain realism when used for figurative works.
  • Marble is relatively soft and easy to work, refine, and polish. As the finished marble ages, it becomes harder and more durable.
  • Marble is also extremely weather-resistant.

Carrara White Marble is a type of White Marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor.

Carrara white marble is one of the iconic luxury marbles featuring shades of whites and gray. Due to the similarity between Italian Carrara white marble and the Iranian version, we named this white marble, Persian Carrara Marble. This marble is recommended for both residential and commercial projects including flooring and countertops.

Persian Carrara Marble, also known as Ghorveh White Marble, is a Persian Natural Stone extract from Iranian rock Mines. Persian Carrara White Marble is quarried in the province of Shiraz in Iran.

Marble Statue and Tomb of Ferdowsi

According to UNESCO data, Iran holds the 10th rank in a list of countries possessing the highest number of monuments belonging to the world cultural heritage including Archaeological areas, buildings, mosques, statues, museums made of diversity material particularly marble stone.

60 years have passed since the installation of statue for Persian poet and one of the world’s greatest literary giants, Ferdowsi, in the capital city of Iran, Tehran.

Designed by Iranian artist Abolhassan Sadighi and unveiled in 1959, the great Carrara white marble artwork is located in the middle of Tehran Ferdowsi square.

Additionally, the tomb of Ferdowsi  is a tomb complex composed of a white Carrara marble base, and a decorative edifice erected in honor of the Persian poet Ferdowsi located in Tus, Iran, in Razavi Khorasan province.

It was built in the early 1930s, and uses mainly elements of Achaemenid architecture to demonstrate Iran’s rich culture and history. The construction of the mausoleum as well as its aesthetic design is a reflection of the cultural, and geo-political status of Iran at the time.


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