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Statue.com offers reproductions of many artists and sculptors.
Egregia - Giannelli
The activity of the factory Egregia starts in Volterra, a city of Italy, in Tuscany, of considerable historic and cultural interest, famous for the alabaster manufacture.
The pieces that the factory produces, in recomposed stone, are made of alabaster and marble powder and resin.
Born in Volterra, in 1907, he was a keen student of sculpture and graduated from the Royal School of Art. In 1944 he opened his own studio and produced pieces also for the Allied Forces.
These charming figurines were created by A. Giannelli in Volterra, city in the heart of Italy's alabaster district. His work is in the tradition of the great Italian Master. The figurines are composed of alabaster dust mixed a durable binding compound. Each piece is expertly crafted with painstaking: his experience is impressive. Born in Volterra, Italy, he was a keen student of sculpture form the age of ten. He graduated from the Royal School of Art in 1924 and achieved the accolade of "Master" at the Nardoni Workshops. In 1953, he was appointed president of the Alabaster Craftsmen Guild, a position he held until 1961. Among his most famous pieces, three works are prominent. He completed a bust for Dwight D Eisenhower, for which he received the American President's personal thanks. Mirko Basaldella, the famous sculptor, commissioned him to create a three metre high totem for the Boston University. He also produced a bust of the President of Kenya which was commissioned by Professor Fioravanti of Rome. For his professional achievements, he was awarded the title of "Cavaliere" in 1970 the Italian equivalent of a Knighthood. We trust you will gain great pleasure from these beautiful figurines. Notice: all sculptures lacking the A. Giannelli signature are crude imitations. The slight differences that may be noticed in these products do not reduce their value but rather testify their artisan workmanship.
One of Auguste Rodin’s most famous sculptures is The Thinker Statue, a piece originally conceived to be part of another work. The Thinker sculpture was part of a commission by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris to sculpt a monumental door based on The Divine Comedy of Dante.
Shop Rodin statues, sculptures and replicas if the Rodin Sculpture 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!
Statue.com has many of Degas statues for sale and very reasonable prices and quality of statuary. Edgar Degas was famous for his innovative compositions in his paintings and later in his sculptures. Degas created a large amount of artworks. For an example, just with his ballerina images and sculpture, the surviving artworks total more than 1,500 plus in various stages of development sketches, prints, monotypes, paintings, drawings and sculptures. For 10 years he sketched the young women training and then reused the sketches for new artworks during the next 40 years. He was innovator of Painting and a master sculptor in his later career. Also Degas reproduction replicas for sale and very reasonable prices and quality of figurines and wonderful for gift giving.
Although Degas is mainly known as a painter, sculpting was almost as important in his life. He began seriously to sculpt when he was in his early forties and, although he probably had no thought of exhibiting most of his sculpture, his modeling increasingly became a major part of his work.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564) is arguably the greatest and most famous sculptor in the history of art. He was a leader of the Italian High Renaissance and provided a significant amount of influence over western art for centuries.
Shop our gallery paying homage to Michelangelo of sculptures, statues, quality museums replicas of his art work the famous sculptor, painter of the Renaissance Master Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is arguably the greatest and most famous sculptor in the history of art. He was a leader of the Italian High Renaissance and provided a significant amount of influence over western art for centuries. Born in Florence, Italy in 1475, he served as an apprentice to the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio as a boy. As a teen, he graduated to studying the art of sculpture at the school of the Medici gardens where has was eventually taken in by the wealthy and powerful Medici family. With Lorenzo Medici as a patron he was able create two relief sculptures by the time he was 16. After the Medici family was expelled from Florence, Michelangelo went to Rome and studied the classical statues and ruins that served as the models for sculpting excellence. During this time, Michelangelo created one of his most famous sculptures, the Pieta, for St. Peter’s Basilica. This sculpture received great praise from the public, but irritated by the lack of recognition that he received, Michelangelo etched his name on the sculpture. He later regretted this action and never signed another work of art. Around 1500, Michelangelo returned to Florence and started work on what would become the masterpiece of all of his sculptures: the Statue of David. This sculpture forever established him as the greatest sculptor in history. Amazingly, though, the talents of Michelangelo were not limited to sculpture. For shortly after finishing the Statue of David, he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the frescoes for the Sistine Chapel. The scenes from this painting have become so famous that many of them exist as distinct works of art on their own. You will find many sculptural replicas of these scenes in our Michelangelo Sculpture Gallery.
George Carruth Sculptures
George Carruth is the quiet sculptor and artist. Carruth Studio has been creating wonderful cast images from completely original designs carved from limestone and clay and continue to do so today.
Shop sculptor George Carruth Sculptures, Statuary and Wall Decor for the home and garden for sale. George Carruth background work was two dimensional, in the form of illustrations for advertising. This was not the career of choice as the dream was always to sculpt as a living. With encouragement from his wife, who's philosophy has been: "Do what makes you happy," a stone carver emerged. Since the he has hand carved originals. When demand for his whimsical works continued to increase, the first cast piece was born and Carruth Studio made its debut. George is both a sculptor and art director, as now there are additional sculptors on the team. George has explained his motivation for casting his work, as a way to take an original carving that is well crafted and makes it available to thousands of people. George's work makes people smile, which means they are sharing just a small part of the joy he feels when creating it, and that Statue.com feels in helping to make it available to our customers.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright Replicas for sale - All types of Frank Lloyd Wright Sculptures, Urn, and Stained Glass.
Shop our Gallery of Frank Lloyd Wright architectural ornament, sculptures, statues, statuary, sculptural design, urns , vases and stained glass and consider gracing your home, office or garden with art-work of such historical relevance. Frank Lloyd Wright, the greatest architect of the twentieth century, arguably among the greatest of all time. Frank Lloyd Wright used nature as his main elements as the defining principle of the architectural function. Wright's structures fit into the natural environment, and all of his designs were never without thought of the balance of nature's beauty. By incorporating structure, furnishings, garden ornaments, planters, the site itself and all that surrounded it, Frank Lloyd Wright created what he termed "Organic Design". All of these Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® products are made under the authorization of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and these reproductions meticulously crafted in every detail. A portion of the sale of these products supports the conservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (circa 1386 December 13, 1466), also known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance Italian artist and Sculptor from Florence. In all of his works, the artist demonstrated how he could sculpt just about anything and achieve the effects of realism and emotion.
Shop for reproductions of Donatello Sculptures, Statues & Museum Replicas of his sculptural art work. Donatello had an immense impact on the art and the artists of the Renaissance. He invented the shallow relief technique. In the shallow relief technique the sculpture seems deep but is actually done on a very shallow plane. Donatello was one of the greatest Florentine sculptors. He lived mostly in Florence but spent some time in Rome, Padua and Siena. Donatello was greatly influenced by antique art and Humanist theories. His statues display, for the first time since antiquity, the human body as a functional organism, and the human personality radiated a confidential individuality. Statue.com is product to offer these replicas for sale, that are Renaissance classics of one of our famous sculptors in our collection of statuary.
These fantastic and biblical sculptures from Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch are amazing statue adaptations from historic paintings. They have a hellish and demonic surrealism.
Shop Bosch Sculptures are amazing statue and figurines of adaptations from historic paintings replicas for sale. From an artistic point of view, Hieronymus Bosch, the world famous brilliant forerunner of surrealism was, in his day, unique and radically different. Bosch places visionary images in a hostile world full of mysticism, with the conviction that the human being, due to its own stupidity and sinfulness has become prey to the devil himself. He holds a mirror to the world with his cerebral irony and magical symbolism, sparing no one. He aims his mocking arrows equally well at the hypocrisy of the clergy as the extravagance of the nobility and the immorality of the people. Here you find some of the unique and surreal sculpture for Bosh replicas in this collection of statuary.
Gustav Klimt Sculptures
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was a prominent member of an innovating group of artists called 'Secession' and is considered to be one of the main pioneers of modern art.
Shop our Gustav Klimt Gallery of Sculptures, Statues, and Quality Secession Reproduction for Sale. 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.
Houdon is universally recognized as the greatest European portrait sculptor of the last half of the 18th century. Vivid portrayals of the great intellectual, military, and political figures, as well as portraits of children and works depicting historical figures, the remarkable degree of physical accuracy and extraordinary psychological insight Houdon incorporated into his sculptures.
Shop sculptures, statues, portrait busts by Houdon. Jean Houdon (1741-1828) was French neoclassical sculptor. He was the Sculptor of the Enlightenment. He studied with Michel Ange Slodtz, Lemoyne and Pigalle, took the Prix de Rome at the age of 20, and spent four years in Italy. Many of his later works reveal his study of classical form. He quickly became famous in Paris for his extraordinarily accurate portrait sculptures and received commissions from all over the continents. In 1785 he visited the United States briefly and stayed at Mount Vernon while making studies for his statue of Washington at Richmond. Among his portrait busts are those of Jefferson, Franklin, Diderot, Rousseau, John Paul Jones, Napoleon, Josephine, Lafayette, Molière, Mirabeau, Buffon, and Prince Henry of Prussia, and he also sculpted a full-length statue of Voltaire. He succeeded not only in creating sculptural documents of his time, but in developing a type of portraiture remarkable for its elegance, measured realism, and depiction of individuality. Houdon exerted a strong influence over European and American sculptors for many years. Statue.com is proud to offer many of Houdon's reproductions, especially hard to find President bust and other sculptures.
Salvador Dali Sculptures
The Spanish painter Salvador Dali was one of the best-known surrealist artists, a artists who seek to express the contents of the unconscious mind. Blessed with an enormous talent for drawing, he painted his dreams and bizarre moods in a precise way.
Statue.com has many of Salvor Dali replica statues, reproduction sculptures and figurines for sale at affordable prices. As part of the Surrealism Art Movement, Salvador Dali painted this self-portrait during his eight-year-exile in the United States, where he had fled from the Spanish civil war. The sometimes childlike enthusiasm and the drive of the American society appealed to Salvador Dali and he had a most productive period there. Under this influence he appeared to reverse his paranoid-critical method. Now he painted more from the inside out, as his comment on his self-portrait indicates. Salvador Dali (1904-1989) sublimated his life in his art of painting. Relying on great craftsmanship, acquired in all sorts of art experiments, he lifted surrealism, in an inimitable self-willed manner, to exceptional heights. He photographed, as it were, associatively what was enacted in his mind. Incited by, at the time, new psychological insights he tried to fix his subconscious with images, and to visualize his dreams in all their inscrutable symbolism. It was for this purpose that he developed his famous paranoid-critical method. To us, one dimensional mortal souls, only the paintings and other expressions remain as fascinating witnesses to a literally unbelievably intense and active life. Perhaps we are so drawn to them because not only do they allow us to have a look inside Dali’s subconscious, but they also are a mirror reflecting our own souls.
Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was considered the greatest sculptor of his time in Europe. His work and personality became a model for all sculptors for many years. In 1802, Canova was invited to Paris by Napoleon, in order to carve marble portraits of the emperor and his mother and sister. Canova illustrates the Romantic Classicism that was so valued at the time, he created daring images of seductive elegance and form.
Shop our Gallery of Classical sculptures, statues, and sculptural art work by Antonio Canova and is considered the greatest sculptor of his time in Europe. His work and personality became a model for all sculptors for many years. In 1802, Canova was invited to Paris by Napoleon, in order to carve marble portraits of the emperor and his mother and sister. Canova illustrates the Romantic Classicism that was so valued at the time, he created daring images of seductive elegance and form. Both the supple figures and tactful features of his work recall the earlier Rococo, with its charm and realism, but he is firmly Neoclassic in his approach. Psyche Revived by Cupids Kiss was commissioned in 1787 and acquired by Joachim Murat in 1800, and entered the Louvre in 1824. Canova was a prolific sculptor, and he seduced the whole of Europe with his mythological compositions in which the purity of contours was used to portray a discrete eroticism. In the area of portraiture he was the absolute champion of idealization. He displayed a sensibility both to naturalism and to the early Renaissance, opening the way to two dominant trends at the beginning of the century: skilled realism and historical subject matter. These Canova sculptures will make a wonderful decor for your gallery or make a wonderful gift of historical and classical statuary.
Statue.com is pleased to offer this unique collection of original sculpture by artist Sigrid Herr. This work addresses the essence of woman with a sensitive celebration of femininity.
The sculptures are made from resin, a synthetic polymer, which is very durable. The cast resin pieces are coated with steel, in the form of an atomized powder. The sculptures then get dampened with a solution of salt and vinegar to begin oxidation. No toxic chemicals are involved. When displayed outside, the appearance of the surface will change over time under the influence of the weather. Rust can be wiped or brushed off, but oxidation will continue with exposure to moisture. Spraying the piece with a flat, or semi-gloss, clear varnish may stop the rusting process, though use of high-gloss varnish is discouraged. These pieces should do well in rain and temperatures above freezing; however, under harsh winter conditions, the expansion and contraction of ice in crevices may crack the piece. It is, therefore, recommended that the sculpture be brought inside when freezing temperatures threaten.
Sigrid Herr sculpture in landscaping provides original outdoor statuary for architects, gardeners and landscapers for use in gardens and yards. Her work makes a statement in professional offices for therapists, healers or health professionals of traditional and alternative medicine who want to welcome their clients with a positive and beautiful work of art. For those who wish to give a symbol of peace, or strength, of beauty, Sigrid Herr sculpture is a gift with meaning.
Statue.com is pleased to offer an extensive collection of sculpture reproductions by artist Amilcare Santini.
Amilcare Santini was born April 18, 1910 in Cecina (Livorno) not far from the art centers of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Volterra. From a very early age he showed obvious signs of a predisposition to modeling in clay. Finished with elementary schools, and without any guidance or art classes, he began to create his first models in clay and alabaster, getting his inspiration from the Tuscan countryside. His parents were certain that the life of this child would be dedicated entirely to art when, at 11 years of age, he modeled a clay copy in reduced size, of the monument to the fallen (heroes) of the city of Cecina, a momument that he had seen placed in a public square in the town. There followed a two-year apprenticeship in association with one of the famous workshops of the masters of Florentine sculptors at the end of which, in 1924, Tito Bianchi, owner of the most important factory of statues of the time, with a center in Cecina, impressed with the skill of Santini, decided to take him in as an official sculptor of the Society. During that period he developed a remarkable skill in the execution of classical Greek and Roman-type statues, and in particular a style of creating figurines of children, angels, and little girls, destined for production in alabaster and plaster painted by hand.
His collaboration with Tito Bianchi ended in 1939 and Amilcare began to work on his own. We owe to this period the creation of Nativity statues that we still find today in Italian homes and in countries all over world. Many important factories of Lucca, (Fontanini, Marchi, and Viviani), have had the use of his collaboration and even today, after 50 years, they are using figures drawn from the models of Amilcare Santini.
Immediately after the War, during his collaboration with the makers of religious statues, he modeled a plaque representing the figure of a Madonna that became famous in all the world. It depicted the "Madonna of Tears" of Syracuse (Sicily) that on August 29, 1953 was said to cry tears.This happened in the home of two humble workers. Amilcare Santini was called to Syracuse to certify that the tears were genuine and shortly after was received in a special audience with Pope Pius XII together with civil and religious authorities of Syracuse.
In the post-was period (1948) he started a small laboratory for the fabrication of rubber stamps drawn directly from his original models made and destined for statuary workshops all over the world. In 1958, together with his son, Nedo, he decided to begin his own production of alabaster and oxolyte statues under the name of S.A.C. of Santini Nedo (industria Statue Artistiche Cecinesi) in a small plant on Via della Madonna 12 in Cecina.
Amilcare Santini passed a great part of his life in his shop. "I like to do even the most humble jobs" he used to say, "like making the clay, because this is a fundamental operation to adequately sensitize my hands to the use of this material for the job at hand". For the creation of his models, Amilcare almost always used the clay which he reclaimed from the banks of the Cecina River. He would make a muddy liquid that, placed in a terracotta container (called in Tuscany a "coppo") for around 4 weeks, was slowly allowed to form a sediment. Subsequently, he would mold the clay with his own hands until it reached the right consistency in order to proceed to the creation of the figure. "When in the morning I set off on foot towards the shop, I see to my left the trestle; next a small bench where I have put the clay and all the tools. Facing the door there is a long table where I have arranged some terracotta heads and statues already finished. A little farther on there is a small bench where I chisel the models assigned for production and, over on the other part of the room, are all the plaster copies and a large library full of art books."
Only one passion distracted him from his job: hunting. During that period of the year his creativity was reduced to the "faint light", to the great disappointment of his relatives.
To those who have gone to find him in his shop, Amilcare has always said that 90% of his work was the exclusive fruit of his creativity using only his own hands and a few small pieces of equipment. "All my tools could be (held) in one hand; in fact I use only little sticks of wood that I have constructed with my own hands in order to mold the clay, and some steel punches that I use to engrave the models in production so as to obtain the maximum perfection in the details of the eyes and hands, the hair, the hats, and in the distinctive parts of the dresses."
Amilcare Santini was never a good promoter either of himself or his work. He said, "I always worked, and I always refused to participate in shows featuring sculpture. I never did any publicity for myself of any kind". Amilcare Santini died after a short illness on January 15, 1975.