Enjoy viewing sculptural projects from preparatory sketches and plans all the way to the finished project. Thanks to the richness of SCALA’s contents it’s often possible to analyze a sculpture along with its preparatory drawing, sketches, documentation regarding competitions, commissions, choice of materials and bills of sales; enjoy, for example, the various images and documents available related to Michelangelo’s Tomb for Pope Julius the II. Furthermore picking a specific theme, for example David and Goliath or The Three Graces, and seeing how it was sculpted by different artists in different times is intriguing and easy.
The richness and the variety of the content available span across all eras, from ancient cultures such as Egyptians or Etruscans to modern day contemporary artists; covers many types of documentation, from bills of sale for the materials, to sketches for competitions, to historic photos of discoveries, of sculptors in their studios, to current day photos and videos of restoration work.
Within SCALA’s archives you may also select among 3D videos of some of the most important works of art in the world. Video and audio is not yet available to view or download online, but contact us to find out more. In the meantime enjoy Canova’s Cupid and Psyche at 360 degrees.
The images and videos above are only a few examples of what is available. Should you not find what you are looking for, or if you have not yet started and wish for help , feel free to contact us.