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Sketches Museum Pierluigi Gherardi

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Address: Via Sant'Agostino 1, 55045 Pietrasanta, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0584 795500
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A sculpture lovers museum

I am a professor of hellenistic, renaissance, and, contemporary sculpture. I have worked in clay, marble, and plaster. This museum has one of the best figurative sculpture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I am a professor of hellenistic, renaissance, and, contemporary sculpture. I have worked in clay, marble, and plaster. This museum has one of the best figurative sculpture collections of not only finished pieces but of models and castings. It's a great place to visit and a great place to see contemporary sculpture that is happening in the town by one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

This museum was begon in 1984 in Pietrasanta with the intent to document the artistic work of the sculptors who come to Pietrasanta from all over the work to carry out their work in laboratories with local artisans.The collection contains morel that 600 sketches and models, mostly plaster models of more than 300 Italian and foreign artists. Attached to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

A museum displaying maquettes (models) of statues from around the world executed in Pietrasanta. An excellent way to learn about sculpting but even more the museum holds a database of sculptures executed here. They also have workshops and the best notice board for happenings in the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Sneak into the library and view the models of a number of sculptures that have promonence world wide. We recognised a few from our travels to Canada etc - and best of all free. There is a sculpture trails around Pietrasanta at the moment by some famous (and not so) artists that takes you all around the town which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Lots of them, from abstract modern to realistic portraits, these are all models of larger sculptures. Somehow having them all together in a few connecting rooms, all of an approachable size, almost all pure white, makes the sculptures come to life more than they would in full size and spaced apart in a sculpture garden. It's hard to explain why... More 

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