The art history is filled with gorgeous sculptures scattered throughout our timeline. With experimentation of various materials and figures, sculptors have created some of the most marvelous statues along the way. Many later artists have time and again tried to reiterate those historic sculptures, but the originals have remained dominant in every way possible.
However, if you have a knack for investing in aesthetic accents for your home, there are many replicas of such statues. For instance, you can get Donatello’s equestrian monument of Erasmo da Narni bronze statue replica, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s St. Teresa marble statue replica and Michelangelo’s Pieta marble statue replica that are no less in beauty and grace than the originals.
There are many other religious and church sculptures that can be installed in your living space to enhance their beauty. By introducing any of these stone and metal accents to your space, you can show your devotion to these figures and your love for these historic figures.
Donatello’s Equestrian Monument of Erasmo da Narni Bronze Statue
The Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata was sculpted by Italian early Renaissance artist Donatello, who is also known for his first version of the biblical figure David. The statue dates back to 1453 and is currently located in the Piazza del Santo in Padua, Italy. The bronze sculpture portrays the Renaissance captain Erasno da Narni, known as Gattamelata, who served under the Republic of Venice for most of his service.
Donatello’s Equestrian Monument of Erasmo da Narni Bronze Statue measures 340 x 390 cm, with the base measuring 780 x 410 cm. It is the earliest surviving Renaissance equestrian statue and the first to bring out the Classical equestrian portraiture grandeur.
This bronze statue was made using the lost wax method. It sits on a pedestal, and both the subjects are made in life-size. Donatello utilized emotion, position and symbolism to convey the subject’s power. Moreover, the sculptor did not add any embellishments or any grand adjustments to the statue and captured the essence of his subject as he was in the real life.
Gattamelata sits on his horse, with a faraway look in his eyes. The sculptor captures his subject with a serious emotion on his face. He has been exhibited as a calm, alert and watchful leader. The Renaissance themes of individuals and humanism are the force of character depiction in this bronze statue.
The horse is as alert, self-contained and brave-looking as his rider. The realistic depiction of Erasmo da Narni in his muscular form indicates the Renaissance's concern with anatomical study.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini St. Teresa Marble Statue
Titled the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, this marble statue is the centerpiece of a sculptural group in a white marble set that is placed in an elevated aedicule in the Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s St. Teresa marble statue was designed as part of the setting of the Chapel in marble, stucco and paint. It is considered to be one of the sculptural magnum opuses of the High Roman Baroque.
Depicting the Teresa of Avila, the two central figures of the swooning nun and the angel with the spear have been inspired by an episode that was described by Teresa of Avila, a mystical cloistered Discalced Carmelite reformer and nun, in her autobiography.
The entire setup of the sculptural group was overseen and completed by Bernini during the Pamphili papacy of Innocent X. This beautiful work was commissioned by the papal patronage to Bernini.
A small terracotta version of about 47 cm was created between 1644 and 1647. The statue represents the first embodiment of the project; it now belongs to the Hermitage Museum’s collection.
Michelangelo’s Pieta Marble Statue
The Pieta is a beautiful sculpture by Renaissance artists Michelangelo. This fine statue is housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, where plenty of Michelangelo’s work is displayed. Michelangelo’s Pieta marble statue was commissioned by the French Cardinal Jean de Bilheres, the French ambassador in Rome.
Made from the gorgeous Italian Carrara marble, the sculpture was made for the cardinal’s funeral monument. It was moved to its current location in the 18th century to the first chapel on the north side after the gateway of the basilica. Apparently, it is the only work that Michelangelo ever signed.
This marvelous piece of art features the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the episode of Crucifixion. Michelangelo’s understanding of the Pieta is unforeseen in Italian sculpture and balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism. In 2019, a small terracotta version acknowledged as a model for the final statue was exhibited in Paris.
It is shaped as a pyramid and the vertex coincides with Mary’s head. The statue extends down the drapery of Mary’s dress robe to the base. The relationship between the two figures is made quite evident. Moreover, the marks of Crucifixion have been depicted as small nail marks and a hint of the side wound.
The artist wanted to create a work that could be described as “the heart’s image.” It is safe to say that he succeeded in what he set out to do.
All of the abovementioned statues - Donatello’s equestrian monument of Erasmo da Narni bronze statue, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s St. Teresa marble statue and Michelangelo’s Pieta marble statue can be custom made by us. We can create an exact replica of any of these statues in any size, color and material as per the customer requirements. You can contact us to make your modification needs to be known and we will provide a statue that will enhance the beauty of your existing design layout and suit your available space.
Outdoor Religious Statues to Enhance Beauty of Your Home
There are many other religious or church statues that can grace your home and your garden spaces. We customize all sorts of religious and church statues to help you create a space that is soothing and meditating to you. Here are some of the most intriguing and the most stunning pieces we can offer you. Have a look.
Made from graceful white marble, this Mother Mary statue has been crafted by skilled stonemasons and offers a soothing presence of love and devotion in any space. It can make a beautiful memorial for cemeteries, homes, gardens and religious spaces. Given that it is made from a natural stone material, it is highly sturdy and durable, making it a perfect addition to any outdoor space without having to worry about it getting damaged in natural elements such as wind, rain and extreme weather. Moreover, we can custom make this piece as per any modification requirements you may have to suit your space and current design.
Mary Garden Statue Stone
Installing a stone Mary garden statue in your outdoor oasis will evoke a perfect setting. It is one of the most popular outdoor garden statues for many Catholics. Many people choose this beautiful statue for their garden or yard as a reminder of Mother Mary’s constant love and heavenly presence. It makes a perfect addition to any flowerbed. It can also be placed on a stylish pedestal and kept by the entrance to your garden. Standing 26 inches tall, the statue is made from natural stone, making it incredibly strong and long-lasting without sustaining any damage from weather elements. We can also customize it to better fit your space.
Outdoor Saint Statue
To end humanity’s sufferings, Jesus Christ suffered a great deal himself, including giving his life for the greater good. This bronze saint statue is a reminder of all that he did for the world. This statue depicts the legendary figure of Jesus in one of his typical classic postures. The statue highlights two of the main traditional religious symbols of Christianity – the sacred heart and the iconic crown of thorns. The sacred heart emblem worn on Jesus’s chest is considered a symbol of endless love. The thorn crown is reminiscent of the tremendous pain and selflessness of his death. Open-armed, the sculpture evokes the imagery of his legendary resurrection, his divinity and the true power of compassion. This addition to any garden will inspire love and compassion in any heart.
Outdoor Catholic Statue
This outdoor Catholic statue features the holy Jesus cast on bronze. A gleaming bronze figure depicts one of the most defining scenes of human history – his brutal crucifixion, a moving, disturbing and yet powerful image. Crafted skillfully, this particular statue comes with striking omissions, which is the cross itself. It can be displayed anywhere in your space. It can be placed on your garden wall or on a pedestal. The statue beautifully captures the grounded physical frailty and the emaciation and suffering of Jesus Christ, combining it with a transcendent feeling of infinite strength and determination. The feeling of martyrdom is visible on every part of the figure. It can be customized in any size, color and material as per any specific requirements the customer may have.
Veiled Virgin Statue
Virgin Mary is a powerful religious figure and has always evoked feelings of love and compassion. Introducing a Virgin Mary statue in your space can inspire such warm feelings. Take a look at this Veiled Virgin Mary statue, which is beyond words in beauty and craftsmanship. It is a thin veil and the calm and composed face of the lady behind it can be seen. This marble statue reveals half of her beauty and covers the other half gracefully. The gentle drapes of the veil have been carved beautifully to exhibit an exquisiteness that only marble can capture. It will be a wonderful addition to any indoor or outdoor space with a religious sense.
Religious Garden Statue
The biblical legend of David vs. Goliath is something that almost everyone is familiar with. David emerged as a religious symbol and this David marble bust is one of a kind and increases the beauty of your space. This religious garden statue has been hand-carved from natural white marble blocks and stands at 60 cm high. The best quality about this bust statue is that it works impeccably in both indoor and outdoor spaces. It is a fine replica of Michelangelo’s David and will imbue your space beauty. The statue features a handsome face and curly hair, capturing the beauty of the young giant-killer. It can be customized in any size, color or material to better suit your needs.
Antique Religious Statue
This antique religious statue features the figure of Saint Matthew. Matthew the Apostle, aka Saint Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. This marvelous white life-size statue of Saint Matthew is one of its kind and looks amazing in any space. This antique religious statue lacks the Baroque style of the original Statue of Saint Matthew carved by Camillo Rusconil. It features a polished surface and looks modern and easy to match with your current design layout. It is two meters high and can be placed in any garden or backyard. The artistic details of stone-carved fingers, wrinkles of the clothes and deep eyes exhibit incredible craftsmanship. You can have it customized in any size and color to better fit your space and existing design layout.
St Peter Statue
This statue of St. Peter features the figure of the first and foremost Apostle of Jesus. It has been hand-carved from natural marble blocks and exhibits the exquisite qualities of both the subject and the statue. St. Peter was a champion of people and various causes. He was most notably the patron of fishermen, popes and the Universal Church. This beautiful statue is an antique religious statue that can be displayed in both indoor and outdoor spaces to enhance the design layout. You can have this statue customized in any size, color and material to better fit your space. Since it is carved from natural marble, it can be displayed in outdoor spaces without having to worry about damages from weather elements.
Get any of these statue customize in your stone choice from Marbleism. We only use best quality stone material to craft our products, and assure longevity and durability. Drop us an email with your custom requirements and contact details, one of our team members will surely assist you and deliver you exactly what you want.