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

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.

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We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Gifts For Mom

Have you been buying a variation of the same gift for mom every holiday? We have a few ideas in this gift guide to spice it up a bit. Moms are special; what better than to express that through a thoughtful gift.

Young Mother With Child by Rodin

Young Mother With Child 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.

Childhood is fleeting, although this sculpture embodies life with young children eternally. This sculpture provokes memories of a mother’s child who has since grown into adulthood.  Thus making it a precious gift for the holidays.

This sculpture is in-stock and usually ships within two business days.

Dragonfly Lamp Inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Dragonfly Lamp Inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany: An heirloom piece inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany, is an exquisite example of Tiffany’s glorification of the natural world. Dragonfly insects circle the shade, portrayed in peaceful colored hues, perhaps symbolizing that these energetic creatures are captured here at rest.

A symbol of elegance for generations, this Tiffany lamp will prove a brilliant addition to any décor and liven up any room. Any mother would be proud to have this in her collection. This item is in-stock and usually ships within two business days.

Rooted Shadow Box

Rooted Shadow Box:  This unique and modern metal wall hanging consists of two colorful painted metal layers comprised of two metal panels that will liven up any homes decor. The tree has great symbolism with its deep wide reaching roots. This is a unique way to display a family tree, sure to be passed down through generations thus making it the perfect gift for the matriarch of the family.

Each metal artwork accent has an individually hand sanded design that will display a vibrant three dimensional effect bringing the walls of any home to life. This item is in-stock and usually ships within three business days.

These suggestions are just a tip of the iceberg, for further  gift inspiration 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

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