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.

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~Kristen

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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. 

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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.

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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

Love LoversAhhh Valentines day. What is better than to celebrate a day of love? I know the cynics out there have marked yesterday a Hallmark Holiday. However, Valentine and the associated meaning of romantic love evolved with Chaucer’s poem “Parlement of Foules” in the high Middle Ages, way before the dawn of greeting card companies. The root of Valentines day goes much deeper than giving and receiving cards and other goodies. It is a day celebrating deep love and unbridled passion. In fact I think sculpture captures the love and passion Valentines Day celebrates, perfectly. Below you will find our favorite, most passionate sculptures.

Apollo and Daphne Statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Apollo and Daphne Statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

1.) Apollo & Daphne By Gian Lorenzo Bernini Sculpture

Daphne was mountain nymph, with whom Apollo falls in love, having mocked the flimsy darts of Eros compared with his own skill at archery. Eros fires one arrow at him, making him fall passionately in love with Daphne, and another at her which renders her impervious to the god’s persuasion. She flees from him, begging the gods to protect her from his advances, and they turn her into a laurel tree. The myth of Apollo and Daphne is beautiful and captured perfectly by  Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture.

Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova

Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova

2.) Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble Statue by Canova

Canova’s Cupid and Psyche sculpture helped revive classical sculpture in Italy. This depiction of Eros reviving Psyche, who was put to sleep forever by inhaling a magic perfume, is as much an allusion to the legend of Psyche, the immortal soul of Platonic myth, as it is a hymn to love. This statue been called any of these three names: Cupid and Psyche , Eros and Psyche or Love and Psyche. This grand-scale sculpture is imported from Italy and is made of a bonded marble and mounted to a wood base.

Eternal Spring Statue By Rodin

Eternal Spring Statue by Rodin

3.)   Eternal Springtime Statue By Rodin

Auguste Rodin’s sculpture Eternal Springtime is a wonderful example of a neo-classical piece of sculptural art. Rodin, is a French artist, created the piece in the late 1800’s and was roughly twenty six inches high. The sculpture replica of the Eternal Springtime is comprised of two lovers passionately intertwined in each other arms, wrapped in an everlasting embrace. Similar in earlier Classical Greek sculpture, the two lovers are shown in this quality museum statue that shows their passion for each other, thus forming a dynamic composition. The god-like male figure dominates the composition as he forcibly kisses the woman passionately. The woman, in turn, submits to his kiss and succumbs to her innermost desires. The movement of the sculpture suggests that the artist wants to place emphasis on the physical aspect between the two lovers. This is truly a passionate sculpture and will be a great gift or collector piece for your gallery.

I hope these pieces filled you with passion. We are proud to carry many other passionate sculptures within our gallery. 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