The Lions of Fermo
Architectural Solution: Luciana Tosoni
Location: Fermo - Italy
Description: Realization of lions in Vicenza's stone Bianco Avorio of sizes 200x120x100 cm. entirely hand carved made in our factory in Nanto.
The ancient art of the stonemason: worthless sculptor or misunderstood artist?
Stonemason's work has existed since the dawn of civilization. It has spanned the centuries until it reaches us practically unchanged.
The tools have become more effective and resistant, thanks to the introduction of new materials and new shapes, but most of the secrets of this work are always the same and in some cases they are jealously kept family secrets.
The first stonemasons we know of are those who worked on the construction of the Great Pyramids.
The stonemasons were those who knew the material well enough to know how to cut it and work it, in order to obtain spectacular works and decorations.
Now it is a job that almost no longer exists, but in Italy there are some families, such as the Vittorio Grassi's family, who, over the years, have carried on this art and this tradition, handed down from generation to generation, and have made themselves a name, by making extraordinary works destined to last for centuries.