Along with the values like love, faith, and endurance, Christianity gave us a lot of stories that we can recall every so often to grow and restore our souls when requisite in life. These stories have become an integral part of our lives, helps us to connect to that one power that is above us all. You can get inspired by the life journeys of these divine beings and stay connected to them every day just by adding a sculpture related to them in your garden or around your property. Furthermore, the kind of serenity, love, and aesthetics these statues bring is rare and out of the ordinary.
From the 14th century to today, Christianity Church Statues have been the most admired ornament to grace up homes, churches, and gardens. We have a lot of masterpieces done by old artists that give us reason to pause and ponder the realities of religion and the beauty of creation. Here is a list of some of the most illustrious Christian church statues that will not only ameliorate the value of your property but will also add a sense of tranquillity and good vibes to the atmosphere of your home. So let's begin to have a look at them.
1. Pieta by Michelangelo
Pieta, the renaissance marble stone art was sculpted in 1498-1499 by the famous artist Michelangelo Buonarroti when he was only 25 years old. The statue was commissioned for Cardinal Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas to be used as his funeral monument, and after was moved to its original location, which is in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. The sculpture in Carrara marble depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after his decease. It is the only work of art that Michelangelo signed. You can see the signature on the original statue in the sash across Mary's chest. The statue can be hand-made on request by our young and talented stone artists in custom dimensions.
2. Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila by Bernini
Sculpted with white marble in 1647-1652, the Ecstasy of St. Teresa greatest single example of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s mature art. The sculpture is now an opus of Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria Della Vittoria, Rome. The intense work of Christian art features one faint swooning nun and the angel with the golden spear in her one hand, pointing to the nun. It was designed to vitrine spiritual beliefs of the Catholic faith, depicts an episode of "religious ecstasy", an autobiography of a mystical cloistered Discalced Carmelite reformer and nun, Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). The expressions on the faces of both of the characters seem so unfeigned that you will instantly feel the connection with the emotions described in the story. This marble art is a mythic representation of love and grief, will fill your yard with beauty and emotions. You can get its replica in the required dimensions from Marblebee on request.
3. Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is a large-sized art piece of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 30 meters high, (8 meters pedestal excluded), was constructed between 1922-1931 for the devoted followers of Jesus with the symbolic sacred heart and the outstretched arms of Christ. The spiritual sculpture is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World, also the national historic heritage of Brazil. Marblebee skilled artisans hand-carve its replica for homes and gardens using premium quality marble bonded with high-quality designer resin. If you are also a fan of this amazing composition, get one customized for your home to reflect both its history and your devotion.
4. The Well of Moses by Claus Sluter
This marvelous work is made with Asnières stone in 1395–1403 by Dutch artist Claus Sluter. The sculpture depicts Moses, David, Jeremiah, Zachariah, Daniel, and Isaiah--the prophets who foresaw Christ’s passion and death. The scene was designed to be the base for the Carthusian monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol. The monastery was destroyed during the French Revolution, and at present, the sculpture is open for public viewing. The cutting work was done in a style combining the elegance of International Gothic with northern realism. The artwork scene can be a perfect subject to carve on a marble stone wall water fountain or you can have it as a centrepiece statue for your yard. You even craft the scene in your stone doorway to bring the pieces of history and Jesus's reality home.
5. Christ of the Abyss, Florida Keys, US
The Christ of the Abyss is a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Christ that was submerged into 25 feet of water off the coast of Key Largo, Florida in 1954. It was commissioned by Italian diver Duilio Marcante in remembering of his friend who died in a fortuity near the spot where the statue is located. The statue was built to represent Christ in the new world below the sea waves, offering a benediction of peace with his head and hands raised skyward to give grace to all those who had lost their lives in the sea or near the coast. The statue replica would be a good art piece for people who want to start their day with the blessing of Jesus every day.
6. Lux Mundi, Ohio, US
Lux Mundi, a 52 foot Jesus mournament by Tom Tsuchiya is also known as the ‘light of the world', installed outside the Solid Rock Church, Monroe, Ohio United States. The statuary depicts Jesus Christ stepping forward with open arms and a welcoming gesture. The original statue that was built in the early ’90s was struck by lightning and destroyed by fire in the year 2010, and later reconstructed assembling the original pieces on September 19, 2012. The new structure is made of fire-resistant materials and took 11 days to complete. The cultural icon can be carved with marble to fit your home and beautify it with Jesus's love.
7. Broken Christ of The Island Shrine, Aguascalientes, Mexico
This statue is a proof that broken things can be beautiful, still worthy and meaningful. Broken Christ of The Island Shrine is one of the five largest sculptures in Mexico. It is built in the heart of the Presidente Calles Dam in 2006, in the municipality of San José de Gracia , Aguascalientes , in Mexico by Miguel Romo. The statue has one broken leg and arm, and is without a cross and with a head but without a face since its construction. It was designed to symbolize the rough history surrounding the flooding of the area and the migration of its population. When a father wanted to get the statue repaired for his church, he heard a firm heavenly voice denying for the repair. The voice wanted the structure to be the same and broken to give strength to the people who have some external or internal injury, feel broken, and find all the doors closed for them. So the father did not restore it, and kept it that way. If you’re one who sees perfection in imperfect art pieces then a replica of this statue will certainly beautify your garden and add to your home personality.
8. Moses by Michaelangelo
Commissioned by Pope Julius II for his tomb in 1513–1515, this marble sculpture by artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, depicts the biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, from the description in chapter 34 of Exodus in the Vulgate. It is said that Michaelangelo felt his creation was so real and life-like that he struck its knee and shouted, “Now speak!”. The statue is housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. This timeless art piece is designed using white Carrara marble. You can get the replica of it finished by hand from Marblebee artisan. Along with adding beauty to your yard, the statue will remind you the amazing history of it.
9. David by Michelangelo
David is a masterpiece sculpture created with white marble in 1501 and 1504 by popular Italian artists Michelangelo. It is 17 ft long Biblical figure of David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. The statue of David by Michelangelo is one of the best nude statues crafted in the history. Moreover, it is known to be Michelangelo ‘s best nude creation. You will get astonished seeing the beauty of the body curves of David and the facial expressions, and the warming glare of David looking towards Rome. The statue currently is standing in Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy. We at Marblebee provide the replica of the statue crafted with premium quality Carrara marble. We also provide the torso version of David statue in custom sizes.
10. The Risen Christ by Michelangelo
The Risen Christ is also known as Christ the Redeemer or Christ Carrying the Cross, was commissioned in June 1514 by the Roman patrician Metello Vari. Since he wanted a composition in which only a nude standing figure would hold a cross, to show that Christ’s humanity and sexuality are uncorrupted by lust. Therefore, Metello Vari employed the popular nude statue maker Michelangelo for the job. It took 7 years for Michelangelo to compete in the statuary in 1521. Currently, the marble and bronze statue is the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome, to the left of the main altar. The replica of this spiritual depiction will create a meditative space in your garden and bring a lot of positiveness to your space. This statue in your desired dimensions could be yours.
11. Jesus Blesses/Christ Blessing, Manado City, Indonesia
Made of 25 tonnes of metal fibre and 35 tonnes of steel, Jesus Blesses or Christ Blessing in Manado, Indonesia is a classy masterpiece of the year 2010. It is recorded as Asia’s tallest and the world's 4th tallest statue of Christ (excluding the pedestal it was standing on). The large-size statue stands 50 meters (158.3 feet) tall and consists of 20 meters of the pedestal and 30 meters of statue. The Christ statue with open arms in the air is 20 degrees tilted down, seems as if Christ is distributing blessings and good luck to the people from the sky. The copy of this statue crafted by expert artisans of Marblebee can create a charming central point and blissful atmosphere in your outdoor space. With this statue in your garden, you’ll always feel that Jesus is always showing its blessings to you and your family.
12. Christ the Redeemer of the Andes, Chile-Argentina border
Christ the Redeemer of the Andes is an impressive Jesus sculpture with a cross in one hand. It is located in the Principal Cordillera of the Andes at 3,832 meters (12,572 ft) above average sea level on the border between Argentina and Chile. It was unveiled on 13 March 1904 as a celebration of the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two nations. The exquisite bronze statue of Christ of the Andes is a symbol of peace for both countries and the world. A marble version of this statue for gardens can be made on request.
If you are looking for such life-size or small spiritual marble statues to embellish your landscape, Marblebee has a vast variety of sculptures. Our religious statues are carefully crafted by skilful craftsmen, so you can expect our creations to bring stunning aura and good luck both to your home. You just need to send us your custom requirements, our artisans can craft every type of complex or intricate garden sculpture for you, and that too with premium quality marble, so that our creation can spruce up your property for generations to come. Feel free to Pre-order today!