Carrara white marble (is a type of white or blue-grey marble of high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in the city of Carrara located in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. Do you know it?
Bianco Carrara, classified in C and CD variations as well as well as Bianco Venatino and Statuarietto are by far the most common types. There are also others more expensive exotic variations such as Calacatta Gold and Arabescato. All of these materials are quarried throughout the Carrara area. Which one do you like more?
One of the most iconic pieces of Carrara White Marble has to be the Statue Of David by Michelangelo. But did you know the block of marble that became one of history’s most famous masterpieces proves the old cliché about one man’s trash being another’s treasure. Michelangelo created David from a piece of marble that had been twice been discarded by other sculptors. Agostino di Duccio gave up on a project using the block, after which it sat untouched for 10 years.
At that point, Antonio Rossellino took a crack at the block but decided it was too much of a pain to work with. When Michelangelo finally got his hands on it, the marble had been waiting for 40 years for someone who was up to its challenge.