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This work was created by master craftsman and Florentine artist, Marco Giusti. Thanks to his advanced technique in shaping leather, he gives us this impressive leather art sculpture which has as its subject,& Hakira at a Gallop - evident of the artist's love of horses. A sculpture of rare beauty whose elegance reaches incomparable levels.
This leather sculpture is handmade and required years to complete. Three passages are required to making a leather artwork. First, the structure is made gluing piece of leather one on top of the other to create the anatomy of the figure. Then, the figure is molded by covering it with one piece of leather. Lastly, color is added using oil based paint. The sculpture without the aid of shapes or molds, all in natural leather molded by hand. Just the horse's head, the definition of the contracting muscles, took 6 months of processing. Signed by artist.
Each component has been studied and completed with extreme care and precision. The leather sculpture has been molded and shaped with a gouge and a cobbler's knife on natural leather with a thickness of 3 mm. The sculpture stands on a brass support.
The Florentine artisan, Marco Giusti, has exhibited his works in numerous art galleries in Milan and Florence, among which Palazzo Corsini and the Stazione Leopolda are to mention, and still represents excellence in the field of leather sculpture.