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  Life   Art  07 Jul 2017  Classic sculptures get dark touch with Yakuza tattoos

Classic sculptures get dark touch with Yakuza tattoos

Published : Jul 7, 2017, 2:23 pm IST
Updated : Jul 7, 2017, 2:23 pm IST

The tattoo artist Fabio Viale adds a gritty touch to bring out the contrast with white marble figures.

An new approach (Photo: Instagram)
 An new approach (Photo: Instagram)

Sculptures as art forms are an apt artistic representation of an entire era and several classical figures tell stories of different periods in history. While these models are beautiful already, a touch of modern day art forms can only make it better.

An artist in Italy has been giving tattoos to famous sculptures and Fabio Viale is inspired by patterns that Russian gangs and the Japanese Yakuza. The dark tattoos having notorious origins come across as sharp contrast to white marble statues bearing a traditional appeal.



#fabioviale bellissima mostra al #fortino di #fortedeimarmi @lorenzopoggiali @macpoggiali 👍👍👍

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The stunning results show how going beyond traditional purity and experimenting with new ideas is the way forward for building bridges between different eras.

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