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Posted February 08, 2018 09:03:24 It took the best of the best, but the best won this time.
The bronze bust of Zeus, sculpted by renowned Italian artist, Pierpaolo Dall’Oglio, has now gone up in his hometown of Turin, Italy, on a pedestal in front of the town’s historic square.
The bronze statue stands at the entrance of a public square and is the only piece of art in the town to be sculpted in its entirety by a single artist.
The sculptor, known for his unique work, took up the project after being inspired by the work of his friend and fellow sculptor Pier Paolo Viglione.
He knew that the bust was going to make a lot of people happy and he wanted to do it himself.
“We are going to go to Turin for the summer, so I had to do a lot.
My friend Paolo asked me to be part of the project and I accepted.
I knew the bust would look amazing in the sun, and that’s what I did,” said DallOglios son-in-law and the artist’s assistant, Antonio De La Mello.
The bust is the largest bronze sculpture in the world and Dall Oglio says it was a challenge to put together the massive work.
The artist had to create a statue with the dimensions of a man’s torso with no leg or neck.
He also had to have the sculptor take care of the details like the placement of the eyes and the placement and the positioning of the wings.
The sculpture is about 9 meters tall and weighs 2,500 kilograms.
It’s expected to be finished by the end of 2019.