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“A Little Known Marble” by Erika Zolli

“A Little Known Marble” by Erika Zolli

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Erika Zolli is a photographer specialized in fine-art. She currently lives and works in Milan, taking creative photography workshops in Europe.

Known for its surreal and dreamlike vision, Erika Zolli’s photography combines the compositional power of abstraction with the emotional power of dreams, leading the observer towards a new aesthetic.

“A Little Known Marble” is her most recent work. This project is a journey of imagination.

In this project, the Italian photographer Erika Zolli wanted to immortalize ten monochrome sculptural marbles present at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan and she brings it back to life through color.

A process where photography intertwines with meticulous and accurate post-production.

“The whole process was born from wanting to imagine these sculptures taking up the tradition of the typical color of ancient sculptures. The tradition of Renaissance classicism and neoclassical academicism has accustomed us to the monochrome of the statues, a situation far removed from the original state of the sculptures. The practice of coloring the sculptures probably ceased partly due to the desire to show the most precious materials and partly to imitate the ancient sculptures that were now found without their polychromy, leading us to mistakenly think that the classical world was totally devoid of color.

The project “A Little Known Marble” starts with the desire to revive these statues through color. I wanted to immortalize the ten sculptures for the intrinsic pathos that they present only to look at them and for the mastery with which they were created by sculptors to the most little known but of extreme skill.”

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