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Petersburg launched the Marble boat
« on: August 23, 2009, 09:35:15 PM »
The Marble boat in Saint Petersburg.

August 28 at 3 pm descend the world's only marble motor boat from the quay of Peter and Paul Fortress in Kronverksky Strait.

descend the marble boat opens the exhibition" Marble. Fabio Viale, which will be held in Floors Loft Project from 29 August to 16 October. It will present 12 works of the young wizard Fabio Viale Turin, among them - a copy of the Mona Lisa of marble, stylized under the foam, the marble boat, a marble-air balloon that can fly in the stratosphere, origami airplanes, Michelin tires and other objects made of white and black Carrara marble.

The world's first marble boat, capable of rafting on the water, was created by the sculptor in 2002 in Studio Art Cave Michelangelo in Carrara in Italy. The project was named "Ahgalla". The boat is created from the 5-ton piece of white marble, found near the Cave Michelangelo in the vicinity of the Italian city of Carrara. Carrara white marble known since ancient times, a number of famous architectural monuments and sculptures, such as the Roman Pantheon and the David of Michelangelo made from this material.

The boat "Ahgalla" went out to sea only five times: for the first time around Carrara in 2002, repeated swim took place in June 2003 on the River Po in Turin, in 2004 the boat went out into the vastness of the river Tevere in Rome, not far from the castle of Saint Angelo, recent demonstrations were held in Milan in 2005, in New York and during the 52 Biennale Art in Venice in 2007.

This summer we are the residents and the guests will see the marble masterpiece  in  St. Petersburg, Russia.