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Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale

Fabio Viale is an Italian artist famous for his unusual marble sculptures that reproduce pop culture elements and everyday objects with this material widely used in artworks during the Renaissance and Classical Antiquity. From toilet paper and party balloon to big truck wheels and motorboat.

But a specific series represents the perfect fusion between two ancient civilizations that were contemporaneous with each other, but had little or no significant contact. More precisely, the classical Greco-Roman world and the Chinese-Japanese one in the Far East. The artist simply covers his reproductions of classical marble statues with the traditional Japanese tattoos, which, in turn, are made since the paleolithic period (approximately 10,000 BC).

More information: Website (h/t: UFUNK).

Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale
Classical marble sculptures covered with traditional Far Eastern tattoos by Italian artist Fabio Viale

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Curated by Leandro Oliveira

I’m the CEO-founder of Visualflood, based in Feira de Santana, Brazil. Someone who loves visual arts and innovative technologies.