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Demetz

„Qui si fa quel che si sa e si sa quel che si fa.“

Here we do what we know and we know what we do.


For centuries, marble stone or bronze castings have been used to create timeless masterpieces of art, as for example Michelangelo Buonarotti’s Pietá during the Renaissance or the ecclesiastical art by Gianlorenzo Bernini during the Baroque period later on. These materials are probably the most durable form of art, still created by man. The Demetz Art Studio has perfected it’s own long tradition in using these fine materials to create beautiful statues for out door placement. Years ago Mr. Ivo Demetz created another very durable, yet cost effective material for out door statues or monuments; “fiberglass and polyester resin”, which can be found throughout our standard collection, but can also be used to create custom statues, based upon your request.

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The Demetz Art Studio uses only the best quality marble from the quarries of Tuscany: bianco puro or bianco duro di Carrara – the same marble used by Michelangelo. In 1517 Michelangelo found the “cava” di Seravezza on the mountain Altissimo (1.589 m.). From here he took big blocks to create the front panels for the Church of St. Lorenzo in Florence. This type of marble is almost practically impervious to the elements.


MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

We at Demetz Art Studio create fine marble works from a model in scale or a moquette, using a pointing tool. This is a three dimensional pantograph designed to make proportional calibrations by means of fixed points. To carve directly the marble without a model in scale may be cheaper in cost, but the final result is that often the figure is not correctly in proportion and is badly done. Š copyright Demetz Art Studio All right reserved


MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES


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MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES


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The ability to carve different marbles or stones to create unique colored statues is being kept alive in our studio.


MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

The stone carving tools used nowadays have not change much from Michelangelo’s time. First the rough stone is hammered with a pitching hammer, then sculpted with special pointing tools and files. Š copyright Demetz Art Studio All right reserved


BRONZE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Metal castings in bronze are probably the most durable art form in existence. Bronze is an excellent material for outdoor use, because it weathers well and ages gracefully. The ancient Romans followed the Greeks in the tradition of casting larger bronze statues by using the so called “lost wax technique�. Since then, bronze has become and remained an important medium used for fine art in Italy.


A unique monument in cast bronze in honoro of Don Sandro Dordi was created and installed in his home town square in Chioggia, Italy. Š copyright Demetz Art Studio All right reserved


BRONZE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Unlike the mass made products of our industrial age, bronze castings using the “lost wax technique” are individually created works of art.


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LIFE SIZE STATIONS OF THE CROSS With the New Jubilee the Demetz Art Studio started to create a lifesize set of Stations of the Cross, commissioned by Cardinale Aponte for a new shrine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This unique project reproduces all fourteen Stations of the Cross with life-size figures (6 ft = 180 cm), all cast in bronze using the lost wax process, which means that no model and no mould is kept. This makes this set of Stations a Truly unique monument to Christianity. Our Artists spent two years working on these life-size models. Each full size clay model was photographed for the client’s approval before work started on the casting process. Cardinal Aponte himself came to inspect the first four Stations and was full of praise for the artist at the Demetz Art Studio. Every six month 4 Stations of the Cross were shipped to Puerto Rico by ocean freight. The Stations line up the Via Dolorosa to the Sanctuary which has been blessed by Pope John Paul II.


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BRONZE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES


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BRONZE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Bronze castings involves many steps and takes several weeks to complete propoerly. A clay orginal full size sculpture in made. This is used to form a wax figure, a perfect copy of the original.


The melted bronze is poured through an opeing in the cast and spreads through the interior, filling the spaces left by the way. The bronze then cools and solidifies taking its final shape. Š copyright Demetz Art Studio All right reserved


BRONZE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES


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BRONZE DOORS


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FIRBERGLASS OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

It was 1957 when Mr. Ivo Demetz saw some fiberglass artistic works in London and then at the Liverpool Cathedral which has cast fiberglass doors. Back home with his staff he started testing this new medium and after a few years decided to use it in his studio. Nowadays we have a one-floor workshop of 1.500 sq m or 16,600 sq ft, located just outside Milan (Italy), in which our staff is able to elaborate fiberglass statues in any requested size.


To make a fiberglass statue there must be a model from which a mould can be made. The model can be a standard figure as the Pietà of Michelangelo, or a custom made figure as the 120 ft – 6 meter Risen Christ.

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FIRBERGLASS OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

light greay

bronze

aluminum

Fiberglass statues in bronze, aluminum, white marble finish, light greay or in a terracotta finish are treated with a special technique so they can hold up to the outdoor elements. Even a grey or terracotta (earthy) tone can be given to the fiberglass statues.

white marble

terracotta


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FIRBERGLASS OUTDOOR SCULPTURES


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FIRBERGLASS OUTDOOR SCULPTURES


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Please contact us with your ideas and projects. It will be our pleasure to work with you to create a unique and everlasting piece of art that will exceed your expectations and will never cease to amaze in it’s beauty.

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