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Statues - Marble statues

About Marble Statues

Marble sculpting is an art of creating three dimensional forms in marble. Sculptures, Statues and marble art are one of the oldest of art form. One of the most popular materials used in stone sculpting art marble’s translucency and durability had made it preferred choice of medium for artists.

Much before Marble paintings the art of carving stones in caves started, this as a beginning artifacts have evolved to what we see today since ages. Marble sculpture and Statues carving has been in practice since ancient times as they’re not only tough and resistant but also display a good sense of style and classic art.

Marble sculptures has a distinct status in the world of art, Marble statues and sculptures also plays a major part in religious purposes as it is widely used in crafting deity idols and even many temple architecture word has evident of using marble stones.

Most of the temples in northern part of India have a lot of stone carving marble patterns and they house excellent marble statues and art works, the frames of doors and windows are carved in marble with floral patterns or more elaborate designs.

Why choosing Tarang Marble Statue

Marble is available in various colors due to the variety of minerals present in the marble like clay, sand, and silt. It is widely utilized as a building material, in monuments and sculptures, and in numerous other applications. Marbles sculpture are suitable for internal and external applications.

Marble sculpture is mainly utilized for home décor like outdoor sculpture, external walls, floor covering, decoration, stairs, and pavements. The technique of stone usage can influence the exposure severity. Marble is considered as the stone for the emperors and gods.

Select to decorate your home or office or garden with Tarangarts wide range of Marble Statues collection. Our sculptures and statues crafted with perfection are certain to give you an awe-struck experience.

Unique Features of Marble Sculptures

Throughout marble art history sculptors have experimented on eclectic range of mediums to produce art, no material has captivated quite like marble. Marble Statues and Sculptures have a prominent place in many major art movements.

While relatively soft and easy to work when first quarried, it becomes extremely hard and dense with age, and is also available in a variety of shades and patterns. White marbles are especially prized for fine art sculpture because of their relative isotropy and homogeneity, and resistance to shattering. In addition, the low refractory index of refraction of calcite permits light to penetrate into the stone (as it does the human skin), resulting in the typical "waxy" look which gives the stone a realistic appearance.

It can also be highly polished, making it ideal for marble home decor. Compared to the next best alternative stone, limestone, marble possesses a much finer grain, which makes it much easier for the sculptor to render minute detail. Marble is also more weather resistant.

There are drawbacks, however. Marble is rarer, therefore more expensive than several other types of rock used in Marble stone sculpture. It is significantly less weather-resistant than granite, and does not handle well as it absorbs skin oils, causing staining.

However, calcium carbonate, the main ingredient of marble, is exceedingly susceptible to acidic agents: it rapidly dissolves in some acids. The actual influence of acidic contact will vary with the kind of the acid.

History of Marble Statues

For Millennia, sculptors have opted for marble as a medium for sculpting, Marble statues and sculptures can be found since Mesopotamian culture. Figurines of pharaohs and gods were made in marble in ancient Egypt.

Ancient Greece being a birth place of many art forms, Marble sculpting evolved during 8th century -500 BCE. Though the Greek art works rendered more realism than the preceding periods, Marble sculpting flourished during 500 BCE to 323 BCE.

Prior to Classical Antiquity, stone sculpture was generally made from limestone, sandstone, gypsum, alabaster, jade or clay. Only from (c.650-480 BCE) onwards, was marble used on a regular basis. During Classical Greek sculpture (c.480-323), which witnessed the glorious reliefs of the Parthenon, the discovery and proximity of marble stone quarries (for Pentelic, Carrara and Parian varieties of the stone) was also an important factor in its use for sculptural purposes.