Sometimes the idea of the artist needs a technological aid to take real shape. As Canova carved the plaster and then had to bring his wonders on the marble, in the same way an artist can give shape to his/her model on a scale and a material easier to handle, and then bring it back on the scale and material of his/her original idea.
These images show the work of the artist Gianpietro Carlesso who has given shape to a dynamic expression of the urban planning of the city of Milan through a polystyrene model of about 70 cm. MarMax scanned and then remodeled the Milan map on this model, extruding and excavating it, following the artist's instructions.
The 3D model obtained was used to create the real scale model, of about 7 m, exhibited at the 2008 Venice Biennale.
The other images in the gallery represent the Winged Victory of Brescia, a bronze putto from the Zuglio Museum and the reconstruction of a ceramic from a fragment, all creations obtained by scanning and 3D printing.