May 2014


Armed Forces Military Branches Sculptures Set of Five

Armed Forces Military Branches Sculptures Set of Five

This Memorial Day Weekend we are keeping all the service women and men in our thoughts. We are ever so thankful for the ultimate price they have paid; dedicating their lives to ensure our freedom. We are forever indebted for the sacrifice they and their families have so graciously bestowed.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

From all of us at Statue.com

These are brilliant and so detailed!

TIME

We all knew crayons could be used to draw beautiful art, but who knew crayons could also themselves be art?

Behold Wax Nostalgic, a project which features the work of artist Hoang Tran, who creates incredibly detailed sculptures made from nothing other than good old Crayola crayons.

Tran mainly takes inspiration from pop culture — he’s recreated characters from shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad along with those from movies like Star Wars and Beauty and the Beast. He also takes custom orders, which means he could totally create a sculpture of your dog (He sells his work on Etsy).

Tran emphasizes that the sculptures — even the multicolored ones — are made entirely from crayons.

“Painting would probably be a lot easier but I’m a purist and want the entire carving to be made of crayon wax,” Tran told Lost At E Minor in…

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Barcelona is full of art, and when I say full I mean really full ! It is everywhere you see, old art and new art.

I think you need a life time of holidays to see all the art in Barcelona. But pictures say more than words, right , so here we go.

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LIFE STREET ART, PEOPLE LOOKING LIKE STATUES CAN BE SEEN ALL OVER BARCELONA

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THESE TWO WORKS I FOUND IN A FORGOTTEN CORNER ON THE STREET

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THIS PAINTING OF  A TREE WAS IN A VERY SMALL SHOP, I WAS AMAZED WHEN I SAW IT AND IT WAS REALLY HUGE, SOMETHING FOR A HOUSE WITH BIG BARE WALLS

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THIS IS THE WORK OF THE FAMOUS GAUDI, I HAVE DECIDED TO DO A WHOLE BLOGPOST ON GAUDI AS IT IS TOO MUCH TO INCLUDE THE WORK OF GAUDI IN THIS BLOGPOST ON ART

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WHAT A PITY SOMEONE SPOILED IT WITH…

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Ecorche Anatomical Man Study Model Artist Cast Sculpture

Ecorche Anatomical Man Study Model Artist Cast Sculpture

A couple of blogs ago we discussed our old world drawing models consisting of shapes and the human form. Here is another example of an anatomical study model. Crafted by Tom Hester, the son of a surgeon and a lifetime student of organic architecture, the Hester Studios Ecorche series begins with this standing male flayed figure, correct in every detail. Anatomical accuracy is elusive and study models are essential for the artist interested in capturing human character. No longer do students of musculature need to dig in graveyards for their research. Centuries of dissection have been documented in countless texts, illustrations and sculptures and now Tom Hester carries on the tradition, presenting this information in a detailed 25.5 tall figure.

Even those not interested in drawing can find appreciation in the perfection of human form. This would make a great gift for a recent graduate of medical school or a doctor opening practice.

 

Anatomical Study of Man by Houdon Statue

Anatomical Study of Man by Houdon Statue

Anatomical Study of Flayed Male L’ecorche by Houdon is another great anatomical study. In Rome, the young Houdon was given the opportunity to study human anatomy extensively thanks to a surgeon. In 1767, he modeled the famous L’ecorche, an anatomical study of a flayed male which allowed the muscles to be observed in detail.  Houdon Anatomical Male Sculpture reproduction is made from resin with a bronze finish. Wonderful for a drawing study or artist cast.

Be sure to head on over to our website to view more of our anatomical studies and drawing casts. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

Michelangelo Quote Angel Freedom

We love Michelangelo’s ability to turn stone into poetry. However, did you know the man also had a way with words among his other vast amount talents? We thought we would take the time to share with you our favorite Michelangelo sculptures and quotes. Enjoy!

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David By Michelangelo 58″ High Sculpture

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” 

“Ancora Imparo
(Yet I am learning)” 

“If I am more alive because love burns and chars me,
as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation,
it’s that he who lays me low is my salvation,
and invigorates the more, the more he scars me.” 

“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.” 

“The greatest artist does not have any concept
Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
Within its excess, though only
A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.”  I Sonetti Di Michelangelo: The 78 Sonnets of Michelangelo with Verse Translation

“With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.” 

 

Pieta By Michelangelo Sculpture Marble 18.5

Pieta By Michelangelo Sculpture Marble 18.5″ High

“Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,
While pain and guilt still linger here below,
Blindness and numbness–these please me alone;
Then do not wake me, keep your voices low.” 

“The true work of art
is but a shadow of the divine perfection” 

“O night, O sweetest time, though black of hue,
with peace you force all the restless work to end;
those who exalt you see and understand,
and he is sound of mind who honours you.
You cut the thread of tired thoughts, for so
you offer calm in your moist shade; you send
to this low sphere the dreams where we ascend
up to the highest, where I long to go.
Shadow of death that brings to quiet close
all miseries that plague the heart and soul,
for those in pain the last and best of cures;
you heal the flesh of its infirmities,
dry and our tears and shut away our toil,
and free the good from wrath and fretting cares.”  Complete Poems and Selected Letters

 

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Moses Sculpture On Alabaster Base 12″ High

“Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.” 

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

We hope you enjoyed these sculptures and quotes from Michelangelo. What is your favorite Michelangelo sculpture and/or quote?

Be sure to head on over to our website to view sculptures by all of our famous sculptors. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

You know what they say about April Showers...

You know what they say about April Showers…

We are officially past the April Showers so on to May Flowers! Now through the month of May save 10% on all statues within our Garden Statue Gallery. To save on your Garden Statue purchase enter MayFlower10 upon checkout.

Also, we have some sneaky plans for a Flash Sale or two in the month of May. Don’t miss out! Be sure to sign up on our mailing list. Send an email to sales@statue.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject to join our mailing list.

As always, head on over to our website to view our extensive galleries. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Ducks Row Mothers Day

Get your ducks in a row with Statue.com Mother’s Day gifting ideas.

Mother’s day creeps up every year, doesn’t it? Flowers wilt and chocolates disappear quickly. How about gifting the most special lady in your life, you know the one who changed your dirty diapers and kissed your boo-boo’s, something that will last year after year. We have some great heirloom gift ideas that will put a smile on mom’s face for a lifetime.

1)  Mother And Child Statue By Sigrid Herr

Mother And Child Statue By Sigrid Herr

Mother And Child Statue By Sigrid Herr

A gentle reminder of times when the days were long but the years were short. Time with an infant is fleeting but the Mother and Child Statue by Sigrid Herr captures this time perfectly. May this statue stir the memory of a newborn’s scent and the softness of their skin, every mother’s favorite memory. Statue.com is pleased to offer this unique Mother And Child Sculpture by artist Sigrid Herr. For those who wish to give a symbol of love, or strength, of beauty, Sigrid Herr sculpture is a gift with meaning.

2) Young Mother With Child Statue By Rodin

 

Young Mother With Child Statue By Rodin

Young Mother With Child Statue By Rodin

This touching sculpture of a nude mother seated on a rock being gently nuzzled by her young child is a beautiful and eternal statement about motherhood. She calmly reflects on the spiritual connection between herself and her son or daughter.The Young Mother composition can also be distinguished in relief on the side panel of the Gates of Hell, a bronze portal meant for the Musee des Arts Decoratifs which was never finished. A bronze copy was offered by the artist to be auctioned as a contribution towards the costs of the monument in honor of Claude Lorrain, a 17th century-painter whom Rodin greatly admired.

Rodin is a world renown sculptor. He created some of the most famous pieces known in the art of sculpting. He was very talented at conveying feeling in his compositions by emphasizing gesture. Also, his rough surface texture with deep hollows added strong shadows and naturalism to the human form. Rodin’s goal, as he put it, was to render inner feelings through muscular movement. He achieved this aim by joining his profound knowledge of anatomy and movement with special attention to the body’s surfaces, saying, The sculptor must learn to reproduce the surface, which means all that vibrates on the surface, soul, love, passion, life…Sculpture is thus the art of hollows and mounds, not of smoothness, or even polished planes.This is the perfect, meaningful gift for any mother or grandmother. 

3) Garden Love Sculpture 29″ High

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Garden Love Sculpture 29″ High

The perfect garden statue for the gardener’s heart. Our Garden Love Soul Mates sculpture unites a pair of lovers in their, heart-shaped moment of joy. 

This statue will be the envy of any mother’s garden.

To view other gift ideas head on over to our website . If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen