Turpin Gallery is proud to be among a select group of fine art galleries worldwide authorized to distribute, for the first time since the death of the famous artist, the works of Michelangelo.
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Michelangelo, whose full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, is considered the greatest artist of all time. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Il Divino (“the divine one”).
Michelangelo Buonarroti created some of the most recognizable images in the history of art. In fact, he became so famous he became known simply as Michelangelo. He was the embodiment of the “Renaissance Man” – a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.
And now Michelangelo Sculpture International is offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of art history in the form of reduced size, limited edition bronze castings of some of Michelangelo’s most famous images, authorized by the Casa Buonarroti Foundation.
These reduced sized Limited Editions were derived from Bronze Castings from Original Molds made by permission granted by the Vatican and various museums and basilicas throughout Italy. Each original mold is an impression cast taken directly from the original Michelangelo Buonarroti artwork. An extensive and attentive verification as to the quality of the original bronze sculptures made from the original molds has been done. They meet the highest quality standards by experts and specialized art critics in Florence, Italy and the United States and are verified and authorized by the Casa Buonarroti Foundation.
All persons should be aware that current Italian law now prohibits taking casts from any and all antique sculptures in Italy. Casa Buonarroti has certified that they are aware of the fact that bronze reproductions of Michelangelo’s works are present on the international market, which have NOT been attributed to him or authenticated by Casa Buonarroti as his work.
Michelangelo Sculpture International has been granted the exclusive worldwide rights to market reduced-size limited edition bronzes of 28 Michelangelo works in various sizes as well as busts of certain works, available exclusively from a select group of Authorized Fine Art Galleries.
Michelangelo Authorized Bronze Sculpture
History shows that Michelangelo Buonarroti worked in bronze, utilizing the century’s old lost wax casting method, while in Florence as well as during his time in Rome.
Scholars acknowledge that Michelangelo did a number of bronze sculptures. Although many of Michelangelo’s marble sculptures have also been lost throughout history, none of Michelangelo’s bronze sculptures cast during his lifetime survive today. All his bronzes have been lost or possibly melted down to be used as armaments.
It is a known fact that Michelangelo was trained in the technique of bronze casting by Berthold Di Giovanni in Florence, and as a matter of fact was commissioned as early as 1502 to do a bronze statue of David for the governor of Florence. It is historically known that Michelangelo cast a fourteen foot sculpture of Pope Julius II in 1507-1508. It was the largest single bronze sculpture ever executed during the Renaissance. The bronze was finished in February 1508 and placed in a niche on the façade of the church of San Petronius. Other bronze sculptures by Michelangelo were cast primarily as commissions from numerous patrons such as the King of Spain. It is also known that Michelangelo cast a life size statue of Hercules, and even some smaller works. It is unfortunate that none of Michelangelo’s original bronzes survive today, but now Michelangelo Sculpture International has obtained the unprecedented rights and permission to sell limited Edition Lost Wax Cast bronze sculptures authorized by Casa Buonarroti. Casa Buonarroti is the rightful and lawful holder of and to the artist’s moral rights which have been passed down from the Master to his heirs. Casa Buonarroti is in the unique position as having the “droits moral” in order to grant authorization, sanction and approval regarding works of art created from Michelangelo’s original sculptures.
These Authorized Sculptures are derived from bronze castings from the original molds made by permission granted by the Vatican and various museums and basilicas throughout Italy. Each original mold has been verified by Casa Buonarroti, the House of Michelangelo, as a direct cast taken directly from the Original Michelangelo Buonarroti artwork.
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