Format: 23 x 28 cm -- RP: 12.90 €
The story of this block of marble begins in the heat of a quarry, in Tuscany. This is followed by a trip : farewell to the mountains, a chariot pulled by ox, poppy fields, a quay, a hostile sea and, at last, the city. Then, the block becomes acquainted with several workshops, with waiting, even with being forgotten. Until its meeting with the Master who, at a first glance, understands its strength and its fear, knows who it is. And so, with his hammer and chisel, he frees it from its stone coating. He transforms it into a masterpiece.
The Illustrations : Alice Beniero gets down to basics, mixing the cold colour of marble with the warm colours of Italy.
The Series : « The Other Story » revisits tales and actual events belonging to cultural patrimony in a new manner. The original narrative approach casts the tale through the eyes of a character or from the point of view of a secondary element of the story.