Sunday, March 20, 2011
Design Toscano's brand new Spring 2011 collection includes a number of religious outdoor statues that will add a holy and peaceful air to your garden. Our Madonna of Bruges Statue
is a brand new garden statuary piece that your neighbors and visitors will absolutely love.
Considered by some scholars to be the most approachable Virgin Mary sculpture, this replica of Michelangelo's elegant 15th-century sculpture embodies the High Renaissance. Our Design Toscano-exclusive 2½-foot-tall religious garden sculpture, cast in quality designer resin, captures the sweet Christ Child quietly ready to step into the grandeur of his mission. A classic religious garden statue, this enthroned Madonna creates a spiritual sanctuary nestled beneath your favorite tree or awarded a place of honor in a spot for indoor meditation.
You won't be able to stop yourself from joining this absolutely peaceful angel sculpture in contemplating the sparkling sound of sweet water music that cascades from our most coveted garden fountain. Resting head-in-hand as she listens to the cascading waters, our Design Toscano-exclusive angel statue fountain is easy to admire, from her feathered wings to the dainty toes peeking from beneath the folds of her exquisitely sculpted gown. Cast in quality designer resin and hand-finished to replicate fine stonework, this stylish garden angel statue fountain features a durable, weather-resistant, integrated, UL-listed, indoor/outdoor pump.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Design Toscano's exclusive collection of outdoor Religious Statues
is filled with beautiful ways to enhance your garden with unique, inspirational reminders of your faith. From simple to sacred, our Design Toscano exclusives exude compassion and serenity, as subtle reminders of your Christian faith.
The Miraculous Medal Madonna Sacred Garden Statue
is a beautiful and compassionate depiction of the Virgin Mary. Create a spot for meditation with this sacred garden statue of the Virgin Mary, a Toscano-exclusive replica celebrating the centerpiece of the Immaculate Conception. Our fully hand-painted designer resin religious lawn ornament has been sought by collectors of turn-of-the-century Italian images for more than a hundred years. Pair the Blessed Mother and her miraculous medals with our Meditation Grotto of Sorrento for a uniquely spiritual garden.
The Meditation Grotto of Sorrento
can complement your religious outdoor statues, while also protecting them from the elements. Add one of your own garden stataury pieces, or one of Design Toscano's pieces to this grotto.
This timeless, European-style grotto creates an instant, “destination spot” for meditation. At 10" deep and nearly a yard tall , our substantial Toscano exclusive is cast in 42 lbs. of quality designer resin with a textured faux stone finish, promising to showcase any sculpture’s true beauty.
Take advantage of Toscano's pre-garden season sale and take 20% off these religious statues, and all other garden statues! But hurry and shop, as the sale ends next Monday.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Because most of your garden statuary and outdoor garden sculptures might be covered in snow or ice during this cold season, Design Toscano allows for you to bring the beauty of our art indoors! With everyone cozy indoors, take advantage of our extensive indoor collection! Your guests, visitors and family members will be in awe over your elegant home decor.
An elegantly placed indoor statue adds style and substance to a gallery wall, formal hallway or table. Classic museum replica sculptures, dramatic religious statues, as well as distinctive Egyptian, African and Asian statues bring exotic art to home. With thematic variety, Toscano indoor statues make stunning statements.
With a full nine-inch wingspan, this mesmerizing angel kneels to worship with outstretched arms. Exquisitely sculpted, then cast in bonded natural marble to detail the feathers on her delicate wings and her wondrously rapt expression, this collectible angel figurine makes a beautiful gallery work and a comforting gift of spiritual encouragement.
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Monday, January 24, 2011
The Buddha was a spiritual teacher from ancient India
who founded the ideology Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one."
Adding a beautiful commemoration to this ideological savior to your garden, and create a serene, peaceful environment where you can escape, to medidate, to read, or simply to appreciate the outdoors.
The Jolly Hotel and Laughing Buddha Outdoor Statues
will both add a sense of peace and joy to your garden! These traditional Asian spiritual images bring wealth and prosperity and welcome love and laughter to life. Our gallery-quality renditions are cast in quality designer resin with a finish well-suited to any home or garden meditation space.
The Lord Buddha Meditation Altar Statue
is another one of our religious outdoor statues that you can meditate to when feeling upset or stressed. Place this stone garden sculpture in your garden and it will instantly be transformed into a place of reflection and medidation. In a classic meditation pose exuding peace and deep spirituality, our Lord Buddha is holding the candle that illuminates the path to enlightenment. Cast in quality designer resin, this replica fragment from an ancient Buddhist temple boasts an aged finish highlighted with faux gold leaf and a glass votive candle.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Dick Winters, the hero who led the 506th regiment of the 101st Airborn Division during World War II, and who was commemorated for his service in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," died Jan. 2 at the age of 92.
A memorial service, headed up by retired Col. Cole C. Kingseed, who co-authored Winters’ autobiography, “Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Maj. Dick Winters,” will be scheduled.
Winters also had a book written after him, "Band of Brothers," by Stephen Ambrose.
Mr. Winters was a hero indeed, and to commemorate his courage and bravery during the Second World War, Design Toscano made Winters the first recipient of our Freedom's Pride American Eagle Wall Sculpture.
Toscano's Design Team was touched by Mr. Winter's service to our country and, as the sculpture was being finished, Toscano's design team felt that it would be appropriate to gift the first version to Mr. Winters, a true American Hero.
Mr. Winters and his wife thanked Toscano and placed it in his den flanked by two portraits of Mr Winters during World War II.
To support the Toscano team, browse through our collection of garden statuary, patriotic pieces, religious outdoor statues and more, like the piece hung in the late hero's home.
The Toscano family's thoughts and prayers go out to the Winters family.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
During this holiday season, worship and reflection are priority for many. Whether you identify as Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or Hindu, Design Toscano offers a complete collection of Religious outdoor statues which includes garden statuary inspired by all faiths.
Our collection of Religious sculptures for outside is filled with beautiful ways to enhance your garden with unique, inspirational reminders of your faith. From simple to sacred, our Design Toscano exclusives exude compassion and serenity.
The Confucius Garden Sculpture
is a depiction of Confucius, the Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
Confucius, the famous sage and social philosopher of China, stands in this serene, over two-foot-tall sculpture full of the mystical presence of Asia. Cast in quality designer resin and finished to replicate aged, golden ivory, our Toscano exclusive will lend characteristic harmony and Far Eastern culture to your home or garden gallery.
From atop a seat of fragrant lotus flowers, our legendary Asian bodhisattva in flowing white robe welcomes all in need of comfort. A serene work for home or garden, our Toscano exclusive in designer resin is awash in beautifully muted shades of green, lavender, faux bronze and stone.
To shop more of Design Toscano's exclusive statues for garden, visit our religious statues collection online today!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
During this holiday season, worship and reflection are priority for many. Design Toscano offers a complete collection of Religious outdoor statues which includes garden statuary, many of which are inspired by the Christian faith.
Our collection of Christian sculptures for outside is filled with beautiful ways to enhance your garden with unique, inspirational reminders of your faith. From simple to sacred, our Design Toscano exclusives exude compassion and serenity.
Dressed in the robes of an Italian Franciscan monk, with a cross hanging at his waist and a wide-eyed fawn nestled at his feet, one of history’s most beloved saints is depicted here as a young child by artist Bronti. This quality designer resin sculpture is a hand-painted Toscano-exclusive for home or garden.
St. Michael the Archangel
(1636) Garden Angel Statue is inspired by a painting by Guido Reni (1575-1642), which can be found in Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome.
One of the most popular images in European art, this
grand-scale, museum-quality sculpture pays homage to the Renaissance work by Reni. An astonishingly detailed image, our more than four-foot-tall "St. Michael" is cast in quality designer resin and finished to replicate fine marble. With outstretched wings and strong diagonal line indicated by the thrust of a sword, this investment in quality art depicts St. Michael defeating the devil.
To shop more of Design Toscano's exclusive statues for garden, visit our religious statues
collection online today!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Design Tosacno's wall decor creates stunning focal points for you to display fine wall sculptures with elegance and style. Add character and depth to any wall with our sculptures, authentic framed art replicas and architectural wall shelves. Here you will find Venetian wall masks, wall mounted swords and armor, tapestries, wall hangings, architectural sconces and dramatic wall mirrors, all of which are designed to give your home a unique look and style. We also offer vintage advertising tin signs, elegant stained glass windows and an extensive collection of outdoor wall decor and wall sculptures to transform your garden into an inviting gathering space.
Recognizable the world over, the work of the Renaissance-era della Robbia Workshop continues to be admired in our bas-relief replica of a 15th-century original. Heralded by a host of heavenly angels and framed with garlands of fruits and flowers, the traditional images of the Holy Mother and Child are cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted in an ancient stone finish accented with classic blues. This finely detailed, foot-wide-diameter, gallery-quality Toscano exclusive is a perfect housewarming gift to yourself or another lover of art or history.
For more home decor options that will complement your Medieval home decor, Egyptian home decor and gothic décor themes, visit Design Toscano's Wall Decor collection
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
On a budget this holiday season? Well Design Toscano can help you with that! We have an extensive collection of outdoor garden sculptures and animal yard statues that would make perfect gifts for your family members, friends and loved ones!
The Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue
will look beautiful wrapped under the tree! Your leafy summer garden will be labeled an exotic getaway when this sleek cat steps out to greet your visitors! The heart of African wildlife is captured in our more than two-foot-long, quality designer resin sculpture, hand-painted to herald the dark side of the jungle. This Toscano exclusive is on the prowl!
St. Michael the Archangel Bonded Marble Angel Statue
is one of our underrated religious outdoor statues, designed after a 1636 painting by Guido Reni (1575-1642), Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome. An astonishingly detailed image of great power and character, our “St. Michael the Archangel” is exclusively sculpted in three dimensions in high-quality bonded natural marble. With a strong diagonal line indicated by the thrust of his sword, this work of museum-quality art is a testament to St. Michael’s strength.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
If you have any religious friends, family members or other loved ones, give them a gift that they'll truly love!
Design Toscano offers a diverse collection of religious outdoor statues, as well as statues for indoors!
Madonna and Child Wall Sculpture
, by Antonio Rossellino, 1430, Santa Croce, Florence is a true masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. This high-relief wall sculpture boasts mother and child ringed by angelic cherubs. At over a foot-and-a-half high, our quality designer resin exclusive replica captures each detail of the Florentine original. With Rossellino’s characteristic attentiveness, this is a museum-quality Toscano exclusive.
The Angel’s Message Sculpture
will add beauty and serenity to your home or garden. Create a place of peace and contemplation in home or garden with this piece.
Welcome the sophistication of European-style sculptural garden art with this Toscano exclusive, happily lending his angelic countenance in a more than 2½-foot-tall prayerful presence from the tip of his tousled head to his sturdy base. Cast in quality designer resin, our little angel is cast in a distinctive, faux antique French iron finish to highlight every detail.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Design Toscano offers plenty of religious outdoor statues, but now that winter is just around the corner, and the temperature is dropping, Design Toscano is offering even more pieces of art to display in your home.
Browse through Toscano's collection of new Holiday 2010 pieces
, both for other wish lists, as well as your own!
The Pieta (1499) Lunette Wall Sculpture
is one of our various indoor religious sculptures, which is modeled after the original (1498-1499) by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome. Beneath a sheltering arch - an element traditional to the period - Michelangelo's masterpiece of art depicting the passion of the Christ continues to inspire in this Toscano-exclusive devotional sculpture. From flowing robes to divine expression, this work of Christian wall art is finely sculpted before being cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted as a stunning religious sculpture for home gallery or garden.
Adoration of the Child Roundel Wall Sculpture
by Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525) is another indoor religious piece to put in your home, or to give to a friend or loved
one. Recognized all around the world, the work of the Renaissance-era della Robbia Workshop continues to be admired in our bas-relief replica of a 15th-century original. Heralded by a host of heavenly angels and framed with garlands of fruits and flowers, the traditional images of the Holy Mother and Child are cast in quality designer resin and hand-painted in an ancient stone finish accented with classic blues. This finely detailed, foot-wide-diameter, gallery-quality Toscano exclusive is a perfect housewarming gift to yourself or another lover of art or history.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Design Toscano has always offered the best in stone garden angels and garden cherub statues, but now Toscano is offering more religious pieces other than our usual religious outdoor statues!
Add a religious touch to your home indoors rather than outdoors with our exclusive porcelain figurines! Now that the weather has cooled, it's time to move your focus indoors, from outdoor garden sculptures to indoor statues!
The Blessed Mother, Virgin Mary Fine Porcelain Figurine
is a beautiful and detailed rendition of Mary, Mother of Jesus. The Madonna bows her head in this fine work of Christian art paying homage to the Blessed Mother. This delicate religious sculpture of the beautiful Virgin Mary is individually cast by the artist and then hand-painted in muted pastels before being finished with a lustrous glaze. Our high-quality fired porcelain devotional sculpture was painstakingly created from the whitest and purest clays to share God s story through the generations as an heirloom collectible.
Christ the Good Shepherd Fine Porcelain Figurine
is another exclusive Design Toscano piece that will have your guests in
awe. Empowered by the Holy Spirit to teach, love and serve God, Christ gently ministers to every heart in this collectible work of Christian art. This delicate religious sculpture is individually cast by the artist, then hand-polished before being painstakingly glazed with muted pastels. Our high-quality fired porcelain devotional sculpture was created to share God s story through the generations as an heirloom collectible.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
For centuries, the likenesses of angels, cherubs and putti have been captured in stone, architecture, resin and painting. Our serene heavenly stone garden angels, garden angel statues and other religious outdoor statues bestow a special blessing upon your favorite room or garden space. Add a little touch of angel heaven to your walls or lawn with our one-of-a-kind angel wall sculptures and garden cherub statues.
Design Toscano's exclusive Music from Heaven Angel Statue
is one of our bestsellers. One of the most popular angel garden statues we've ever offered, our lawn sculpture combines the delicate beauty of an angel with the melodic sound of 10 quality chimes in this nearly 2½-foot-tall sculpture. Even a slight breeze creates music as the aluminum chimes brush against each other and the arched fingers of our angel seemingly play her harp. Cast in quality designer resin as a fitting tribute to the synergy between art, music, home and garden.
Our Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture
is inspired by the 19th-century original in Cimitero Del Verano, Rome. If contemplation is an art, then this peaceful angel is a masterpiece! Resting, head in hand, she is easy to admire—from her feathered wings to the dainty toes peeking from beneath the folds of her exquisitely sculpted gown. Cast in quality designer resin and finished in faux stone exclusively for Toscano, this fine, foot-and-a-half-tall sculpt is an investment in classic art whether she sits atop a garden wall or is perched on a sunny window ledge.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Cherubs, or baby angels that are common in some churches among other angel religious outdoor statues, are the perfect, subtle touch of beauty and innocence to any home.
Cherubs are not only cute, chubby babies, but they also add a spiritual and sentimental air to your home. Not to mention the fact that our garden cherub statues and indoor cherub sculptures will complement your stone garden angel statues and other religious outdoor statues!
The Love Letter Sculptural Box
is a small and inexpensive cherub statue for a desk in your study or a shelf in your library! You’ll be delighted by the Victorian nostalgia of this sweet cherub penning a letter of love! Intricately sculpted with a tender rosebud and a chubby-cheeked fellow, this Toscano-exclusive treasure box is cast in quality designer resin and finished in faux ivory and gold. Lift the lid to store your tiny treasures-of-the-heart inside
To shop for more cherubs, or other gifts for your friends, family members or co-workers, browse through Design Toscano's Extraordinary Gifts collection!
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Monday, October 25, 2010
For centuries, the likenesses of angels, cherubs and putti have been captured in stone, architecture, resin and painting. Our serene heavenly angel statues, cupid statues, angel figurines-even angel religious garden statues-bestow a special blessing upon your favorite room or garden space. Add a little touch of angel heaven to your walls or lawn with our one-of-a-kind angel wall sculptures and praying angel lawn ornament statues.
Now consider putting some of these architectural religious outdoor statues outside!
At more than a yard tall, this dramatic classic angel statue is an investment in spiritual art sure to be the focal point of any home or garden setting. Every angelic detail of this majestic sculptural figurine has been captured in quality designer resin and hand-painted one piece at a time.
At only 45 pounds, this piece of work will ship to you in no time!
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Monday, October 25, 2010
Add a touch of heaven to your home and garden with our garden cherub statues, cherub figurines and angelic cherub gifts. Our inspiring cherub statues include fine cherubim sculptural details and skillful craftsmanship and most are exclusive to Toscano. Our religious cherub statues will add a tranquil finishing touch to your home, garden and even your walls. Even though historically cherub statues and putti statues were different (Cherub figurines were sacred; Putti figurines were profane ), cherub statue and putto statue are now used interchangeably in art to describe the cherubim statuary style of a winged, baby angel statue, such as our Sleepy Time Cherub Statue, Afternoon Nap Baby Angel Statue and Balancing a Dream Garden Cherub Statue.
Design Toscano's exclusive Balancing a Dream Sculpture
will add a peaceful and calming touch to your garden, with its slumbering beauty.
This highly detailed fledgling angel has drifted off to dreamland. Fraught with classic detail from curling toes to cherubic face, it is one of the most artistic pieces we’ve ever offered. Whether you set this designer resin sculpture amidst a bunch of flowers or on a entry hall table, you’ll be enchanted by his peaceful slumber.
Browse through more religious outdoor statues on Design Toscano's website today!
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Goddess Venus is a revered and beautiful idol, who is still worshiped and respected today by many. Venus was a Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths.
The Contemporary Venus Sculpture
is one of our most popular, and most beautiful outdoor garden sculpture in our Roman and Greek Garden Statues collection. This piece is a one-of-a-kind by Design Toscano's artist Carlo Bronti.
Our exquisite, modern-day Venus sensually emerges from the larger-than-life hands of her maker in a nearly yard-tall fluidity of artistic curves. Drawing upon the art of the Renaissance, Bronti captured the birth of the mythological goddess of love and beauty in a contemporary rendition. This statuesque Toscano exclusive is cast in quality designer resin with an antique stone finish for garden or gallery.
Another Venus piece of ours is the Birth of Venus Garden Statue
, after a painting by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Usher in the beauty of Venus with this true investment in garden art! The mythological goddess of love and beauty comes to life in this two-foot-tall, quality designer resin sculpt intended for display poolside or in a beautiful garden. Our stately sculpture captures Botticelli’s 1486 painting of the goddess that set the standard for Renaissance beauty. Our Toscano-exclusive Venus is also exquisite gracing a spa bath or stately boudoir.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Bless your home or garden with Design Toscano's exclusive collection of garden angel statues
The Divine Memories Angel Sculptural Monument
garden statuary piece will bring an heavenly and celestial element of innocence to your grande garden.
This piece, by artist Salvatore Gallelli, is a replica of the 1890 original in the Cimitero Certosa, Bologna, Italy.
At nearly a yard tall, this century-old replica sculpture is fraught with emotion, evident in bowed figure, clasped forehead and gently held laurel wreath. From feathered wings to draped gown, this beautiful angel epitomizes the attention to detail for which the 19th-century Italian artist was renowned. Our exclusive religious lawn ornament is cast in quality designer resin.
Another, more melancholy outdoor garden sculpture is the Angel of Grief Monument Statue
, a replica after the 1894 original by William Wetmore Story, in the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.
From her delicate wings and arms to the tendrils at the nape of her neck, the detail of this exclusive, designer resin Victorian angel is amazing. Inspired by the monument American poet and sculptor William Wetmore Story designed as homage to his wife Emelyn, our estate version features a raised lettered message reminding you to celebrate life.
The inscription reads:
“The bud was spread to show the rose our Saviour smiled the bud was closed. Anon”
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Bless your home or garden with religious outdoor statues, exclusively from Toscano. We have a complete historical selection of Old and New Testament statues, Christian art, Vatican Museum statues, that will be the crowning glory of any sacred spot in your garden. Our inventive and touching devotional sculptures and wall art combine the elegance, sophistication and tradition of the Old World with an endlessly mystical visual portrayal. Our vast statue collection of Christian garden statuary has been sought after by collectors for hundreds of years.
“They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I pray.’”
Depicting one of the Bible’s most dramatic moments, artist Carlo Bronti captures the scene when Jesus laid down his life to his Father with the words, “Not what I will, but what You will.” Full of mystery, this amazingly detailed, two-foot-tall sculpt is cast in quality designer resin with a faux stone finish to capture every detail, from folded hands to pious expression. This Toscano exclusive is a true investment in garden art.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Add a Pacific Asian feel to your outdoor garden today with Design Toscano's exclusive Japanese garden statues!
One of our most popular Japanese pieces is an outdoor garden sculpture of a rikishi, or a sumo wrestler! Basho the Sumo Wrestler Sculpture
is both a silly and a serious piece. In a ritual from the Land of the Rising Sun, Basho crouches in his mawashi, or his Sumo belt, in an intricate sculpt with a wide stance.
Sumo wrestling originated in Japan more than 2000 years ago, and has continued on to this day as one of the country's most popular traditions.
This quality designer resin heavyweight practitioner of one of the world's oldest martial arts is cast exclusively for Toscano for display on your estate. He is sure to become the heavyweight champion in your garden!
Looking for more garden statuary from the far east? Try some of our exclusive religious outdoor statues! Buddhism has been most prevalent in the Far East for the past few centuries, and it continues to remain so. More than half of the population in the Far East practices Buddhism today
! To honor the Buddha in your garden, add eastern religious pieces like The Bodh Gaya Buddha Sculpture
, or the Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture