Video: Wooden creative of the architect and sculptor Livio De Marchi
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:10
Clothes that cannot be worn, animals that cannot be played with, things that no one ever uses for their intended purpose … Who needs all this and why, you ask? Definitely: for connoisseurs of beauty in general, and stunning wooden sculptures by an Italian author Livio De Marchi, in particular. Coats and jackets, shoes and hats, suits and blouses, as well as household items, books, jewelry and even cats with dogs - all this Livio de Marchi can make from the most ordinary piece of the most ordinary wood. Moreover, to make it in full size, and not in a reduced version, as many sculptors do.
Livio de Marchi was born and lives in Venice, the architecture of which he was fascinated with since childhood, and therefore chose the profession of an architect. However, working with wood captured him with no less interest - this is how the first wooden sculptures of the modern "master of wooden fantasies", as fans of his work call Livio, appeared. And there is a reason.
For his works, the master chooses not the most expensive, but high-quality wood: walnut, silver pine, cherry and linden. It is known that the wooden sculptures of Livio de Marchi can be seen not only in his online gallery, but also in a wooden house built by a craftsman in Belluno. Inside there are the best works of the author, as well as handmade wooden furniture, and therefore the house resembles a fairytale hut of a kind wizard …