Classical Sculpture


Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich Bust

Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich Bust

One of my favorite aspects of the Holiday season has to be the music. Growing up my father would take me to see The Nutcracker Ballet. Hearing Tchaikovsky’s suite for the ballet instantly puts me into the Christmas spirit and brings back wonderful memories.

Statue.com’s Composer and Musician Busts are an exquisite visual tribute to the composers and musicians that fill our hearts with joy and transcend our minds to a different time and place. The vast selection includes Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Gustav Mahler, and Richard Wagner. However, the most notable composers in our collection is definitely Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Whether you are a budding musician or the composers and musicians fill your heart with joy, the busts of these great artists will be a perfect addition to any collection.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire gallery of Composer and Musician Bust. 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 kristen@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

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

Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Let’s hear your thoughts! Who do you think would win an epic duel between Hercules vs. Achilles?

Farnese Hercules Large Statue

Farnese Hercules Large Statue

It’s no wonder Hercules is portrayed to the point of exhaustion in this sculpture, The Farnese Hercules Statue. Famously Hercules had a huge ‘to-do’ list, known as the “Twelve Labors.” Make no mistake Hercules was no hero to mess with. Among those “Twelve Labors” was slaying a ferocious tiger which makes him a tough contender in our Mythological Duel.  The Farnese Hercules Statue was sculpted circa 330 B.C. and is now located in Museo Nazionale, Naples. This replica is from the Curators Collection: direct cast of a museum original. Cast in quality designer resin from a museum original, it is finished to replicate weathered stone, adding sophisticated style to your home or garden gallery.

Achilles Sculptural Bust 17" High

Achilles Sculptural Bust 17″ High

Achilles was the bravest of all Greeks as told in the stories of the Trojan Wars. Mythology portrays Achilles as powerful, cruel and arrogant, given to violent outbursts of temper. Nevertheless, to many he was a symbol of youth and bravery who was doomed to an early but glorious death, a hero of epic dimensions. Of course we all know his only weakness that lead to his demise, his heel. Achilles Sculptural Bust is made of bonded stone here in our Statue.com artisan work shop and is a Statue.com exclusive.

Be sure to head on over to our website to view more of our Greek and Roman sculptures, busts and inspired fountains. 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

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!

David By Michelangelo 58

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

 

Moses Sculpture On Alabaster Base 12

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

Happy Earth Day! Here at Statue.com we feel as though it is important to take our Mother Earth into consideration every day. We are making great strides to go green.

Athena Pallas Bust Statue19

Athena Pallas Bust Statue 19″ High

As a result, we are in the process of phasing out the marble bases of the Eleganza Collection in favor of locally grown and crafted woodFar less energy is expended to convert our bases from tree to finished product. Fewer resources are also used as the bases are not shipped from overseas. Many of our trees come from yards as a result of storm damage – really, it’s a good thing. 

The Eleganza Collection is exclusive to Statue.com. No where else will you find the hand crafted beauty and grace of this gallery of sculptures.

Head on over to our website to view our other fine galleries of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories. 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

Auguste Rodin

A rendering of Rodin’s Left Hand of Eustache de St. Pierre, in which you can see virtual blood vessels and bone.

We love, love, love the idea of the newest exhibit on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. The exhibit diagnoses eight of the ten hands sculpted by Auguste Rodin. The hands were diagnosed by a Stanford School of Medicine hand surgeon for malformations and diseases. The exhibit combines the world of medicine and art in the most fascinating form.

Danaid Auguste Rodin

Danaid by Auguste Rodin

Not familiar with Rodin’s work? Rodin was intrigued by the human form. Most of his sculptures consisted of hands or the naked form. There is something sensual and romantic about his sculptures but technical and meticulous as well.

To view more Rodin sculptures 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.

You can read more about the exhibit here: Rodin’s hand sculptures diagnosed as part of exhibit

What are your thoughts on the exhibit? What is your favorite Rodin piece?

~Kristen

Big Buddha Sculpture Giant Buddha Monument

We have some stunning life size sculptures within our gallery.  The most common subjects of these life size statues are the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses including Cupid, Hercules, Hebe, Mercury, Neptune, and Venus. Of course, Venus remains one of the most popular choices and Statue.com is proud to offer numerous styles including piped fountain varieties.

Four Seasons Life-Size Set of Four Statues with Base

Four Seasons Life-Size Set of Four Statues with Base

Other life size statues are actual replicas of famous sculptures like Michelangelo’s David, Rodin’s Eternal Spring, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Canova’s Three Graces. Works such as The Bather, the Four Seasons, and the more contemporary female are also very popular. Many of these pieces are actually internally piped and functional fountains. Aside from Venus, mermaids and nudes are very popular for adding a little splash around one’s pool.

Fishing For Trouble Bear Statue 60

Fishing For Trouble Bear Statue 60″ High

In addition to classical pieces we also offer an array of life size sculptures of animals, children, and athletes. Truly, a sculpture to fit any taste or need.

Be sure to  head on over to our website to view our fine gallery of sculptures, fountains and garden accessories. 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

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