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Pieta Bonded Marble Statue: Estate Garden
Item#WU75568
(c.1499) By artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome
Only 23 when he sculpted this breathtaking work of art, Michelangelo (1475-1564) required two years, a rough block of marble hauled out of the quarries at Carrara, Italy, and a huge talent to carve his “Pieta.” Our Italian-inspired figurine is painstakingly rendered, from the folds of their garments to the peaceful face of the Madonna. Our scaled Design Toscano exclusive is cast in fine-quality, bonded natural marble for proud display in home or garden.
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  • Medium: 6½"Wx3½"Dx6½"H. 3 lbs.
  • Large: 8"Wx5"Dx9"H. 4 lbs.
  • Grande: 17"Wx11½"Dx18½"H. 15 lbs.
  • Estate: 26"Wx18"Dx31½"H. 47 lbs.
  •    Michelangelo (1475-1564)




    Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer whose name is immediately recognized as an art master. Along with his contemporary and rival Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo is considered an archetype of the Renaissance Man because of his mastery of different skills.

    Michelangelo was born near Tuscany, Italy. The best-documented artist of the 16th century, Michelangelo is most famous for his sculpts of David and the Pieta. Michelangelo also created one of the most recognized Renaissance sculptures, the colossal David, in 1504. A symbol of Florentine freedom, David permanently established Michelangelo's skill as a sculptor with extreme technical care and vivid imagination.

    Michelangelo is also known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which took four years to complete, starting in 1508. He was originally commissioned to paint the 12 apostles, but opted for a more complex theme of Creation, depicting the downfall of man and the promise of salvation. Among the most famous Michelangelo paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is The Creation of Adam.

    - More works by this artist
    Winter Care of Design Toscano Statues:
    Many customers ask if our products stand up to long winters, extremely inclement weather, and freezing temperatures. The answer is yes, but only with proper care. While we expect the works of art we sell to be of the best quality, Mother Nature can be quite tough on these pieces. Extreme and rapid changes in temperature and humidity may affect your statues adversely. Resin and cast stone have an inherent tendency to expand and contract with climactic conditions. The ideal solution is to store your statuary away from direct exposure to the winter elements, for example, a basement, garage or gardener shed would be perfect. The following recommendations are offered to help ensure that your statuary purchases give you years of enjoyment:
  • Statues with designs that may retain or collect water should be covered or stored. They are also susceptible to damage by the effects of ice and wind.
  • If the statues do not seem securely placed, lower them from their pedestals early in the winter. In windy cities, statues on terraces should be secured to permanent structures.
  • Painted items should be allowed to winter in a covered area to protect the paint finish from damage.
  • We strongly suggest that all portable statues be taken indoors in extremely inclement weather and freezing temperatures.
    Please remember, while resin and cast stone are strong and durable, nature can be stronger. A little maintenance and care will keep your statuary investments beautiful for years to come.
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