Poetry of a Statue


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

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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.

We anxiously await the arrival of springtime here in the Midwest.  Small glimpses of warm breezes and green grass let us know it’s not far away….

 

Spring by William Morris

Spring am I, too soft of heart
Much to speak ere I depart:
Ask the Summer-tide to prove
The abundance of my love.
All Birds Welcome

All Birds Welcome

by Erica Mann Jong

 

Relaxing Cubist

Relaxing Cubist

Cement up to the neck

& my head packed

with unsaid words.

A gullet full of pebbles,

a mouth of cast concrete–

I am stuck

in a lovelessness so thick,

it seems my natural element.

My mouth closes

on stones.

 

Contemplation

Contemplation

Hand frozen to my chin,

my back a question mark,

my heart soldered

to its arteries,

my feet planted

in grass that cannot grow,

The Thinker ponders

ten more years of this:

a woman

living the life

of a statue.

 

Break free!

Melt the metal

Dance

Dance

in love’s cauldron,

open doors, eyes, heart,

those frozen ventricles,

those stuck tongues,

those stuttering dependencies.

 

When the statue walks,

will the world dissolve?

When she shakes her shoulder,

will the sky shrug

& skitter off in space?

 

Or will the clouds cluster

to cover her,

& the blue wind gather

at her shoulders

& the men streak by

like jet trails in the air,

utterly ephemeral?

 

                

                              by e.e. cummings

 (ponder,  darling, these busted statues

of yon motheaten forum be aware

notice what hath remained

–the stone cringes

clinging to the stone, how obsolete

lips utter their extant smile. . . .

remark

 

a few deleted of texture

or meaning monuments and dolls

 

resist Them Greediest Paws of careful

time all of which is extremely

unimportant) whereas Life

 

matters if or

 

when the your- and my-

<a title=”iron couple” idle vertical worthless

self unite in a peculiarly

momentary

 

partnership (to instigate

constructive

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business. . . . even so,let us make haste

—consider well this ruined aqueduct

 

lady,

which used to lead something into somewhere)