July 2012


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A Modern Discus Thrower also know as Contemporary Discobolus Sculpture can be found at www.Statue.com. The Olympic Games were first held in the year 776 B.C. In July of every fourth year men came together from all over the Greek world to participate in the athletic contests. Although there was great rivalry and intense competition among the athletes and their sponsoring city-states, the sacred games established a spirit of friendship and unity. Before the opening of each festival a sacred truce was called; throughout the land fighting ceased. The games continued at Olympia until their abolishment by the Emperor Theodosius in 394 A.D., more than one thousand years after they had been established. In 1896 the tradition was resumed. The participating nations felt that it was appropriate that the revival should take place in Greece where the games first took place. The great stadium in Athens was modernized for the event and a contemporary statue of a discus thrower by Dimitriades was placed directly facing the stadium. Throwing of the discus had been, as it is today, one of the five events of the original pentathlon. A Modern Discobolus was inspired by that of Dimitriades to reaffirm the ancient Greek belief that the body of man is glorious, as is his spirit.

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White-tailed Deer

This is the way to track a white-tailed deer available at http://www.statue.com.  First you shoot over to our site and scope his profile; ZACTK-86030, and information 10-point bronze handsome, elegant buck and shoot us with your order and he will be dropped at your front door.  The meat market will process him and shrink-wrap it nice and neatly and ship it out to you safely in a crate. Once he got to his new home, then unpack him.  And then place his were you can enjoy him. 

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ImageHere he is enjoying his new place to live in your garden.

This is the way to track a white-tailed deer available at http://www.statue.com.  First you shoot over to our site and scope his profile; ZACTK-86030, and information 10-point bronze handsome, elegant buck and shoot us with your order and he will be dropped oat your front door.  The meat market will process him and shrink-wrap it nice and neatly and ship it out to you safely in a crate. Once he got to his new home, then unpack him.  And then place his were you can enjoy him. 

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ImageHere he is enjoying his new place to live in your garden. 

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During this year of 2012, Austria will be celebrating the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt with exhibitions devoted to his art work.  Several Viennese museums, including the Albertina, the Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches, the Leopold, and the Wien Museum, are honoring different aspects of Klimt’s extraordinary legacy and art work. We Statue.com will be joining the celebrating of this great artist by featuring many of his sculptural works for sale. I will post to the blog or check us at www.Statue.com for time to time and see if it is featured.

Gustav Klimt as a prominent member of an innovating group of artists called ‘Sezession’ and is considered to be one of the main pioneers of modern art. Apart from this, his ornamental Jugendstil movement style evokes an irresistible feeling which is inspired by the ‘fin-de-siecle’ of 19th century Vienna: elitist, liberal-middle class, decadent, pleasantly-decorative. His work is extremely recognizable due to his monumental style combined with Byzantine-like ornamental art and classical symbolism, created against the background of romanticism which was so characteristic of his time. In Secessions own words: Art guides us to an ideal realm, the only place where we will be able to find pure joy, pure happiness and pure love. A choir of angels from paradise. Joy given by divine sparkles. That kiss from the entire world! These sculptures make wonderful gifts for the Secession period or add this famous artist to your collection of Gustave Klimt Secession statuary to your home gallery. Image

 

 

Shop Rodin statues, sculptures and replicas if the Rodin Sculptural collection of Statuary for sale at Statue.com. Sculptures of Auguste Rodin is generally considered to be the most important contribution to the world of sculpture in the 19th century. Rodin’s innovations in expressive techniques paved the way for a change from the extreme realism of the day and also from the long domination of Greek influence. Come shop by Rodin Sculptures and Statues, our most famous gift idea of Rodin’s art work is the famous Thinker figurine! In our Rodin Collection we have many of rare or should we say hard to find Rodin Sculptures. For example Danaide By RodinDanaide showcases Rodin’s aim to reproduce the surface , soul, love, passion, life. It represents one of the daughters, Danaus, King of Argos, condemned in Hades to fill perpetually a vessel full of holes, as punishment for the murder of her husband. Danaus has thrown herself down with abandonment and despair.

Fascinated by the expressive power of hands, Auguste Rodin studied them relentlessly. To Rodin, two hands symbolized a lover’s union every bit as powerfully as his more explicit subjects did. Our reproduction of Cathedral Hands is made of a bonded Alabaster mounted on a genuine base and comes from Italy.

 

 

Like other artists at the beginning of the 20th century Rodin was interested in the art of Japan. When he met the diminutive Japanese dance Hanako he made of series of studies of her face one of which is the MASQUE d’HANAKO. In this study he probed deeply beneath the reserved façade to reveal a wide range of emotions.We have a limited supply of marble bases and will switch to wooden bases as that supply is used up. From a green perspective it make no sence to import marble when we have a ready supply of wood in the midwest. In light of our green movement we are phasing out marble bases and moving to wooden bases. Our wooden bases are select pieces of locally grown and crafted wood. Far less energy is expended to convert our bases from tree to finished product. Many of our trees come from yards as a result of storm damage – really, it’s a good thing.  Come shop our unique and rare sculptures from our collection of Rodin.

Astor Fountain 36.5″ High

Garden fountains were first used in the Middle East. Drawings can be seen on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs showing garden fountains in the courtyards of homes. They were usually depicted as being rectangular and lined by trees. Water and the shade of the trees provided a cooling escape from the hot sun. Originally fountains were purely functional, mainly being connected to springs or aqueducts they provided a source for drinking water and water for bathing or washing. Later they were used as decoration or to celebrate their builders.

As bathing rituals were important to the Romans, public baths were often found in gardens with fountains. In the Middle East where deserts were abundant, pools and fountains provided great relief from the heat.

Ancient Greeks were apparently the first to use gravity and aqueducts to power fountains to distribute water. This technology was later adopted by others to create more fountains per area and higher jets. The amount of aqueducts used and the distance and height from which the water travelled determined what kind of fountain or pool was created.

In Spain similar garden pools and fountains were seen to have been built as early as the 15th century and in India they began building them in the 17th and 18th century.

By the late 18th century, gardens often were designed to look more natural with rivers and ponds haphazardly placed amongst trees and shrubs.

By the 20th century as indoor plumbing became the main source for drinking water fountains became purely decorative.  As the love of nature continued, architects would incorporate fountains into the homes or gardens decor.  Indoor fountains and pools were often found appearing in malls, offices and homes.

Fountains are used today to decorate city parks and squares; to commemorate individuals or events; for recreation and entertainment.

Azusa Urn Wall Fountain with Light

Fountains comes in all different shapes and sizes and style from around the world.

 Statue.com is offering a sale of FREE fountain remote control or FREE fountain cover with a purchase of fountain over $500 until the end of July. FREE fountain remotes with the purchase of a Henri Studio fountain and the FREE covers with the purchase of a Massarelli’s fountain will expire at the end of July 2012.  So be sure to order yours today in order to get either the remote or fountain cover.

Go to www.Statue.com and place your order these fountain are made to order and you can choose any of there finishes that they are offered in. Order your now atStatue.com!

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