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Bruno Lucchesi Sculpture | How To Sculpt: Tips

Updated on May 12, 2013

Bruno Lucchesi-Master Sculptor

If you want to learn how to do sculpture in clay be sure to get Bruno Lucchesi's dvd's. Wow, totally amazing. Bruno Lucchesi is an amazing sculptor who adds the bit of sensitivity needed to his work that makes it come alive. I own all of his books and consider him to be a master at his craft. It is more than understanding the human form though, it is also about understanding the spiritual side of an individual in order to "get that out". The Mona Lisa is a great example of that. We love it because of her expression. We gaze at it wondering and feel a deep connection. Bruno Lucchesi does that with the expression on a person's face but also with the gesture of the body. His work has movement.

In this lens I share some of his work, where to get his books and DVD's and some of my own self. Being a sculptor and artist myself I look for mentors. Bruno Lucchesi is one of my mentors, my muse. He does not know that mind you, I do that vicariously.


Bruno Lucchesi was born in the village of Lucca, Italy, in 1926. His early exposure to the extraordinary sculpture of the Italian Renaissance

Here you may just get the feeling that you might enjoy sculpting yourself!

I have posted some of his sculpting tutorials below and they are fantastic! I include music ~ YouTube music videos, for every single one of you lenses so be sure to turn one on as you visit. Music is a wonderful companion to creativity.

Fill the air with music...


Fill the air with music as you enjoy my lens.


A reason to love Bruno Lucchesi


A reason to love Bruno Lucchesi?

Sculpture~! Ahh his books and videos..

major inspiring!


"Procession" by Bruno Lucchesi

"Procession" by Bruno Lucchesi
"Procession" by Bruno Lucchesi

Fill the air with music


Wonderful sculpture and Andrea Bocelli...

Nothing better.


Bruno Lucchesi Sculpture

Bruno Lucchesi Sculpture
Bruno Lucchesi Sculpture

bio info

Bruno Lucchesi, N.A., F.N.S.S.

Born in 1926 in the village of Fibbiano Montanino, Lucca, Italy, Bruno Lucchesi has been called “the last of the Renaissance sculptors.” As a boy, he worked as a shepherd, his first artistic imaginings demonstrated in designs he would carve out of sticks while tending the sheep. At ten years old, he left his home village to study at a monastery in Lucca, where he had his first exposure to sculpture as an art form. After a few years, he returned home to work on the family farm, throughout the Second World War. During this time he met a Yugoslavian refugee artist, who took Lucchesi under his wing, teaching him the basics of drawing and encouraging him to pursue more formal training. Lucchesi did so, enrolling in the Art Institute of Lucca in 1947, and completing the classical training there in 1950. Subsequently, the twenty-four-year-old Lucchesi moved to Florence and continued to study sculpture, working for the Paternino Reproduction Company, where he made ceramic models of various types of figures for the tourist trade and invented a new technique termed sfoglia, used for creating realistic folds and texture in clothing. He was appointed assistant professor of architecture at the Art Academy in Florence and so began a teaching career, which would continue in the United States, at the New School for Social Research and the National Academy of Design.

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You can also 'purchase his works there.

Bruno Lucchesi - Sculpting in Terracotta: Sculpting the Portrait

"Shoppers" by Bruno Lucchesi

"Shoppers" by Bruno Lucchesi
"Shoppers" by Bruno Lucchesi

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Bruno Lucchesi VHS Video and More Books

Bruno Lucchesi : Sculpting the Portrait, Male Head in Terracotta, VHS
Bruno Lucchesi : Sculpting the Portrait, Male Head in Terracotta, VHS


This is the only video available.. it does not come in DVD. I have this and it IS GREAT!


Sarah Brightman - Fleurs du Mal

My Angel Took No Prisoners ~ a poem

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

I add my poems to all my lenses as they tell my own story as an artist. One day I am completely secure in my artistic journey and the next day not. Thus I write my thought and feelings in poems to mark the trail.


Lily could not speak

she could not breathe

fore she could not imagine herself



that found themselves

inside the miracle of

Jupiter's song

nor silence


to seep

beyond an outside hope

of a spectators doubting eye.

Blindfolds of the mind


the passing clouds

red moon

bleeding out

saddest for our lack of


perception wrapped in plastic

changed after time

through a crows blind eye.

And all the trees are melting now

just like your lip sticked smile

that falsely accused us all

of reverence.

Step lightly

past this moment

lighten your load.

All wings

must be left behind.

There will be no going past

this hesitation

surfaced fears

nor prayers

said piously

out loud.

The angel in all of us

is now sleeping.

She came

and walked about.

Then after seeing no one had noticed

took the flowers from your grave

lined your travels

with the fabric of a vampires music

warning nature of disputed miracles


and lies.

Unable to ask the correct questions

I took it upon myself

to inform that angel

to close

her journal

and rest

her dying eyes.

The light spoke through the rain

a star trying to escape a black hole

there would be no forgiveness.

There is a message

that any traveling angel would concur

it was time

for a sinners tune

and a lost child's lullaby

to set its mark


So without further ado

that wingless angel

pulled up all the grave markers

that rested on someone else

their unheard midnight prayer

then melted them all

into the timid skyline

and Jupiter's silent

weeping song.


ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz:

My newest website:

The image is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"


Sarah Brightman ~ Fleurs Du Mal

How to Sculpt a Head (bust)

This is NOT Bruno Lucchesi ... but interesting none the less.

I DO have two of Bruno Lucchesi's videos, showing the process of sculpting with clay .. OUTSTANDING!

"After Shopping" by Bruno Lucchesi

"After Shopping" by Bruno Lucchesi
"After Shopping" by Bruno Lucchesi

BRUNO LUCCHES Sculpting Instruction Video

I'm Sure Mr. Lucchesi Would Approve...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Major inspiring is certainly rightly used for Bruno Lucchesi, his work definitely does catch the spirit and gives the sense that you've maybe seen that person before.........flowing beautifully with your poetry, magnificent! :)

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      you have educated me more than i could learn from school. i knew more artists from your lenses rather than my humanities subject in college.squidangel blessings.

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      Gayle Dowell 6 years ago from Kansas

      Really enjoyed Lucchesi's work. He has a deep emotional element to his work. Blessed.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      his sculptures are smoothly done.