People have been decorating their gardens with statues for thousands of years. Sculptures of deities were a key feature of Greek and Roman gardens but they also used a variety of secular statuary. After the fall of the Roman Empire, garden sculptures in most parts of Europe were limited to the grounds of churches and other sacred sites until the Renaissance. As an increasing number of wealthy benefactors supported the arts, some of the most stunning sculptures and garden statuary of all time were created. Although subsequent centuries saw garden statues becoming a common feature in many a backyard, the Victorian era seemed to take garden statue decor to new heights.
Victorian estates in England and her colonies showcased dozens and even hundreds of stone garden angels, beautiful marble statues, urns, fountains, and many other sculptures. Some of the most prized items put on display were exquisite bronze fountains and bronze statuary. Bronze pieces continue to have a timeless quality that makes them fine heirloom items and centerpiece sculptures to this day. The bronze Windblown sculpture expresses creativity and high quality art by showing a maiden catching her flowing dress as it blows in the breeze. The Birth of Venus Bronze Sculpture is another heirloom piece that replicates Boticelli's famous painting in immortal bronze form.
Heighten the classic appeal of your garden with high quality bronze sculptures from Design Toscano.