Tuesday, June 19

Self-Taught Sculptor Makes Stone Sculptures So Life-Like That Many People Call Him a Modern Michelangelo

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Jago Jacopo Cardillo is a self-taught sculptor from Italy who can make stone “come alive”. When he was a child, Cardillo admired Michelangelo’s works, and now many people are calling him a modern version of the ground-breaking Renaissance era artist.

5 Fun Facts offers you to take a look at the works of one of the most talented sculptors of our time.

Jago Jacopo Cardillo prefers traditional material ad makes marble looks like play-dough.. He can literally change your perception of material.

In many of his sculptures, you can see the beauty of the aging process. The most impressive thing about his work is how realistic it is. When you look at the sculptures’ wrinkles, it’s hard to tell them from real ones.

Jago Jacopo Cardillo became famous after creating the sculpture of Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. At that time, Jago was only 22 years old. After the Pope’s abdication, the sculpture was changed.

In 2012, Jago Jacopo Cardillo’s first personal exhibition was made.

Cardillo combines the experience of the classic masters and the bold works of the modern artists resulting in true masterpieces.

Cardillo doesn’t think that he is conservative in his art and doesn’t like to compare himself to others. “There are 7 billion artists in front of me and I know I’m the last one, but this is neither a problem nor an obstacle because I’m going in exactly the opposite direction,” says Cardillo about himself.

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