Fireplace with hand-chiseled strips and arc with high reliefs                                                                                                   Well in the face view with three pieces all hand-made coverage        


                                    
                                                                                                                     

Stonecutter’s trade
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It has been since ancient times underestimated: "Sculptor without art", quarry worker who cuts the stone and working with bits and chisel to build works in series.
font handmade shaped shellThe only ability that was attributed to know the material that transforms. Knowing where to mark the "Cognare" and then beat the "Ponciotti" to cut it the way you want. The cut "Trincante" or "Shoulder" must follow the veins and the stonemason observes well the stone before working! Not only this it can do and the many squares, palaces and monuments, built with the use of local stone or imported, are proof.His works are often anonymous. Observing, however, with sensitivity, you can imagine the hard work of those who have had to struggle against the hostile nature if he had to provide through this job, you need to High relief of sacred unique picture frame with chiselledsupport their families. When the stonemason is dedicated to works of art that are not only shaping or preparation of paving the streets and curbs along the boulevards, he knows he has acquired the art, having raised children and never having to produce only for the economic necessity. Then his new work will be wells and fountains, columns and pillars, fireplaces, arches with plastic moldings hand chiseled with straight edges, family crests facing walls where every stone laid collects the art of shaping.The "Goal" is not just a goal, but also the ability to work in jargon rough stone in an orderly and precise. The cement mortar or lime will be little and will only serve to build an "escape" regular because "The random length" will have the elegance that the history of the reserve. Today we are far from the grueling but rewarding art. Whatwas now is "State" and the artistic-cultural heritage is leftruinously decay. Since the post-war part of us have had toemigrate and exercise elsewhere. Our country has underestimated us andhe has taken away profession, identity and culture. Capitalism is not alwayshelps the development and conservation of historical heritage butit transforms only an end to itself without taking into account things that are notthey have price.

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