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Modernized Masterpiece Sculptures

Barry X Ball Remixes the Works of Art Icons from Centuries Ago

— March 22, 2012 — Art & Design
These Barry X Ball sculptures should look familiar to viewers; after all, they’re actually recreations of old masterpieces crafted from modern textiles. The works of Antonio Corradini, Josse de Corte and others have been given a contemporary twist thanks to Ball’s use of colored marble and steel. The results are much sleeker than their source material, but both the originals and replicates are devastatingly beautiful in their own right.

Barry X Ball resides in New York, where his work is regularly exhibited. His magnificent sculptures are also displayed in various galleries across Europe and North America, but that should come as no surprise since Ball is one of the few modern artists as gifted at sculpting as the Grand Masters. Centuries from now, artists may be remaking some of Ball’s works.
Trend Themes
1. Remixing Masterpieces - Opportunity to create modern interpretations of classic works of art using new materials and techniques.
2. Colored Marble Sculptures - Innovative use of colored marble in sculpture, opening up new possibilities for creating contemporary works of art.
3. Sleek Replicas - Creating sleek modern replicas of classic art, providing a new perspective on traditional artwork.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Sculpture - Opportunity to revolutionize the art world by creating modernized versions of classic art.
2. Marble and Stone - Opportunity to innovate and experiment with new uses for colored marble in sculpture and other industries.
3. Museums and Galleries - Opportunity for museums and galleries to showcase and celebrate the evolution of classic art through modernized replicas and reinterpretations.
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