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How such art can be so sensuously and realistically rendered from such an unmalleable medium as marble, is nothing short of miraculous.

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These Astonishingly Lifelike Sculptures Will Take Your Breath Away

This is not a photograph of lovers, this is a 400 year old marble statue of Pluto and Proserpina

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Beautiful flowers and curls on the Roma Lyman marble sculpture by William H. Rinehart. In the collection of Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC. (Photo from socialhistoryofart.com)

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This carved marble sculpture is by Sebastian Martorana. It represents an impression left in a pillow made by his late father-in-law’s resting head, found after Martorana lifted his body from his deathbed.

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August Rodin DANAÏD, 1885. Instead of representing the Danaïd in the act of filling the barrel, as in conventional iconography, Rodin depicts her despair as she realizes the pointlessness and absurdity of her task. Exhausted, she rests her head “like a huge sob” on her arm, while her outspread “liquid” hair, to quote Rilke, merges with the water from her overturned vase.

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: LA CANDEUR, MARBLE BUST, SIGNED AND DATED, ON A RED MARBLE BASE Haut. 66 cm Height 26 in 1873 Sotheby's

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Ugolino and His Sons, modeled ca. 1860–61, executed in marble 1865–67 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875) Saint-Béat marble.

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Pietro Magni’s marble statue The Reading Girl , at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C

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Beatrice, marble sculpture by Joseph-Hughes Fabisch, French, 1812-1886, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France. Literary subjects were always esteemed by Romantic artists and especially those drawn from Dante’s The Divine Comedy.

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Hand-Painted Herringbone Planters. Part of the series: #eHowHacks: DIY Design. Today, #eHowHacks has cooked up a DIY, painted-planter design tip to spring some new life into your garden. Find out how to make your own! Read more: http://www.ehow.com/video_12341009_handpainted-herringbone-planters.html

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The Column of Life, Malvina Hoffman (American, 1887-1966), marble, h: N/A, 1917 (George Scott Collection, Chicago) http://www.sandrashaw.com/BSL03.htm - (Thx Victorious).

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