2. Discover: how were they made?
Video Credit: Alexandre Biondo
Understanding an art piece’s history and how it was created can deepen our appreciation for it.
So, how did these blocks of rock turn into incredible works of art?
• The rocks were first excavated from a number of quarries around the world, including Italy, Spain, France, Kurdistan region, and Iran.
• Polo then moved them to his workshop in Pietrasanta, a beautiful town in Italy best known for marble processing.
• There, the artist spent months sculpting and carving these sculptures using various tools such as abrasive saws, chisels and hammers, and cutting-edge technology.
It takes a complicated process for the sculptures to become what they look like now, and the artist was involved in every step, including visiting the quarries in Italy to select and extract the rocks. The videos at our exhibition will show you how Polo brought each of them to life.