Headline, July 23 2021/ ''' '' ROBOTICS * SCULPTING ROMANCE '' '''


 ROMANCE '' '''

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You must quit your past strategies. You must delight in your new choices and openings, and thank the Good Lord above for benevolence and magnificence.

Michelangelo who? Robots break into sculpting with precision and speed elevate a new kind of marble artist in Italy.

For centuries, the massive marble quarries above the Tuscan town of Carrara have yielded the raw material for the polished masterpieces of Italian sculpture like Micheangelo, Canova, Bernini and, more recently, ABB2.

Carving with pinpoint precision, and at least some of the artistic flair of its more celebrated [and human] predecessors, ABB2, a 13-foot, zinc -alloy robotic arm, extended its spinning wrist and diamond-coated finger toward a gleaming piece of white marble.

Slowly and steadily, ABB2 milled the slab of stone, leaving the contours of soft cabbage leaves for a sculpture designed and commissioned by a renowned American artist. ABB2 is hardly a lone robotic genius, toiling away in anthropomorphic solitude.

Just a few meters away, in a facility humming with robots, Quantek2 was rubbing away on another marble block, executing a statue envisioned by a British artist who had contracted out the manual labor to a robotic hand.

Since at least the Renaissance, the creative output of Italy's artistic workshops has been among the country's best-known and most valued exports. The founders and employees of this robotics lab believe that embracing advanced technology is the only way to ensure that the country stays at the artistic forefront.

''We don't need another Michelangelo,'' said Michele Basaldella, 38, a technician who calls himself the robots' brain. ''We already had one.''

One thing that hasn't changed in hundreds of years is artistis' sensitivity about who gets the credit for their work. In Florentine workshops, many artisans work in obscurity, with a sculpture or painting created by many getting just one master's signature.

Now, it is Carrara's robots who work anonymously. Many of the artists who employ them demand that their identities be kept secret.

''Artists want to perpetuate this idea that they are still chiseling with a hammer,'' said Giacomo Massari, one of the founders of Robotor, the company that owns the sculpting robots. ''It makes me laugh.''

Standing amid the quarry, dust and wearing sunglasses to block the glare bouncing off the tons of marble transported down from the nearby Apennine Mountains, Mr. Massari, 37, argued that abandoning traditional handmade techniques was the only way to allow Italian marble structure to survive and thrive.

Carrara's prosperity has long depended on the appeal of its marble to artists. During the town's Renaissance boom years, Michelangelo roamed the surrounding quarries for weeks to find the perfect place of marble for his Pieta masterpiece.

In the 18th century, Carrara's marble was transformed into scores of neoClassical statues, and dozens of ateliers opened up here.

Mr. Massari said that many artists had dismissed marble as a medium because of the months or even years it took to complete a single statue by hand.

At a warehouse down the mountain, where technicians were testing a gigantic new robot, Mr. Massari pointed at a reproduction of ''Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss,'' a masterpiece of neo-classical sculpture. ''Canova took five years to make this,'' he said, ''we took 270 hours.''

Marc Ciampolini, an art historian and the director of a local museum, does not consider the use of robots a total break from the past, since many of history's greatest artists, including Michelangelo, delegated a big part of their work.

'' The idea of the artists working alone is a romantic concept created in the 19th century,'' he said. He added that while he welcomed technological advances that facilitate the sculptor's job, he still thought a human touch was necessary to preserve artistic value.

''Only a human knows when to stop,'' he said.

In the Roboto workshop, Mr. Massari said he didn't disagree with that assessment. The human touch, he said, represents just 1 percent of the work but it is essential.

In a nearby room, a dozen young, human sculptors were bent over some of the robots' unfinished statues - including one designed by the mischievous Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan - refining the last details and fixing the inevitable imperfections left even by an intelligent machine.

''The good thing about robots is that they cannot do everything,'' said Emanuele Soldan, 26, a former sculpture student, as he smoothed some details of a marble cabbage.

''In three or four years they will be able to,'' replied a colleague, Lorenzo Perrucci, 23, as he traced holes in a marble sea sponge. '' And I will do something else. Maybe program a robot.''

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