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Works of art that make you think: the stone turned into a man, or a man to stone.

Perfection can be created by the human hand. This is shown by the wizard in the world, ingenious sculptures, which seem to come alive in marble, clay and bronze. Looking at these works of art is not believed that the cold stone can create a full sense of the living body.

For you, we have chosen the most exquisite examples of sculptures of different authors, which can be admired forever.

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"Marble veil." Virgin Mary in marble by Giovanni Stratstsi. The middle of the XIX century.

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The sculpture "Abduction of Proserpine." Marble. Height 295 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome. Lorenzo Bernini created this masterpiece when he was 23 years old. In 1621. "I won the marble and made it malleable as wax."

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The statue "Chastity" by Antonio Corradini. Marble. 1752. Chapel of San Severo in Naples. The sculpture represents the tombstone of Prince Raimondo mother that gave him life at the cost of his own.

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The sculpture "Cupid and Psyche" by Antonio Canova. Marble. Height 155 cm. 1800-1803 year. God awakens the sleeping Cupid kiss Psyche.

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"I'm fine." Auguste Rodin "The gates of hell." 1880.

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Marble tombstone on monumental cemetery Staglieno Museum in Genoa. It was opened in 1851 and is known to a great number of highly artistic statues, mausoleums and sarcophagi.

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The authors of most of the sculpture in the cemetery of steel - the most famous Italian sculptors of the late XIX century - Santo Varney, Giulio Monteverde, and others.

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The sculpture "Lamentation" (Pieta) Michelangelo. The height of 174 cm. St. Peter, Vatican. The figures of the Virgin Mary and Christ were carved 24-year-old marble master.

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"Denial" - the work of the contemporary sculptor Philip Faro. Clay. 2008. Carver and furniture designer by training, Philip Faro working with clay, marble and bronze. Unsurpassed master of portrait sculpture.

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"The Ecstasy of Blessed Ludovico Albertoni (1474-1533)". Tombstone in the Church of Sts. Francis on the bank in Rome. Sculptor Lorenzo Bernini.

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"Despair." Jean-Joseph Perrault. 1868. The sculpture is located in the Louvre Museum.

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"The Three Graces" by Antonio Canova. Marble. Height 182 cm Between 1813 -. 1816. Hermitage, St. Petersburg.