Art and Horse Sculptures by Sculpture Artist, Michael Costanzo

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Leonardo Da Vinci's

"DREAM"

I sculpted the Dream from DaVinci's sketch number 12343,
1508 Milan, for the Sfoza Equestrian Monument in the courtyard
of  the Sfoza Castle in Milan. I tried to portray this Horse
as a strong, powerful, majestic, War Horse , like Leonardo had envisioned .

If DaVinci had completed his Dream, the horse would have been 24 foot tall
and over 10 tons. However the French invaded Italy using the horse model
for target practice and the bronze meant for his horse was instead sent to
Ferrars to be used for cannon barrels, Leonardo DaVinci's "DREAM" distroyed..

I am fascinated with Leonardo's Genius, and have gone to Florence,
several times, which is just about 20 miles from Vinci,
the town that Leonardo was born. I also have gone to Leonardo's Castle,
Castillo del Clos-lice, that the King of France gave him , in Amboise France.
I visited his work shop and the bedroom where he died. Leonardo never went
anywhere without the Mona Lisa painting, there was a copy of the Mona Lisa painting
in his bedroom.

"DREAM" is discretely signed along the left rear calf of the horse by artist
Michael Costanzo. Each casting will be numbered.
Weighing about 50 pounds it is an impressive 21 inches tall atop a hand
worked Maroon Imperial Marble base 16 inches wide. Cast using the
lost wax method, at the World renown Bronzart Foundry in Sarasota Florida.
A copy of DaVinci's sketch will accompany the Bronze.

Six to eight weeks for delivery.  $4,800.00 plus shipping, a wooden crate is needed for shipping.

 

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Flying Fish
I finished this piece with real ground Copper,
using acid to oxidize for that old green patina.

The Flying Fish is mounted on an unique fossilized corral base
giving this creation even more character..

This is a one off original: $250.00 plus shipping...

 

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Elegant ELL

This fired clay creation is Finished with
real ground copper using acid to
oxidize for that old green patina.
the Elegant Ell is mounted on an Italian white Carrara marble base.

weighs about 12 pounds and measures 17 inches tall.

 

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Roman Warrior
I carved this head out of a piece of white Italian Carrara marble...

it was a challenge!!

it can be mounted on a wall...weighing about 20 pounds, or it can just be laid on a
piece of black velvet and put on a table for a great conversation piece..
I must say that sculpting in clay is much easier that carving in marble,
I just can't fathom how the masters accomplished there
Grande works using primitive tools??
$400.00 plus shipping

 

Joy of Life art sculptureJoy of Life art sculpture

Joy of Life art sculptureJoy of Life art sculpture

Joie de Vie!

I have created My, weightless, free flying lady. She is expressing the  
" Joie de Vie!!" Joy of life!!. Can "you" feel her?

Sculpted and fired , finished with 22 ct gold,
mounted on a sandstone base atop a slab of marble....
$300.00 plus shipping

 

Princess Diana art sculpturePrincess Diana photo

Princess Diana art sculpturePrincess Diana art sculpture

Princess  DIANA

This is My Tribute to the Peoples princess. I admired Princess Diana,
She had a force for good in the world, which is now gone from this earth.
My rendition of Her was at the time of her life, when her boys were young,
photo, of her with Her boys, is on the  base, this is how I envisioned her.

This bust is life size on a simple green marble base...

$3,000.00 plus shipping (50 lbs.)

 

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Joan of Arc art sculptureJoan of Arc art sculpture

Saint Jeanne d'Arc

Jeanne d’Arc  ( Joan of Arc ) (1412 – 1431) Joan of Arc is the patron Saint of France
and a National heroine who led France to Victory over the English during the Hundred Year War.

This is Poured from my original sculpture and signed by the Artist, poured in Bronze,
using the lost wax method, at the BRONZART FOUNDRY, in Sarasota Florida.  
Joan’s Banner is embroidered, and is as close to the original look as possible.
 20 Bronzes are planned to be poured, shown is #2 they will be numbered.

Joan is 24 inches to the top of pole and banner and with lime stone base is 10 inches wide.   
Six weeks for delivery.  $1,600.00     
NOTE: Solid Bronze is on a limestone & marble base

Note:  I lived in Orleans France, for years , working with NATO for the United States Army,
St. Jeanne d’Arc  ( Joan of Arc ) (1412 – 1431) Joan of Arc is the patron Saint of France
and a National heroine who led France to Victory over the English
in Orleans France..during the Hundred Year War ..

 

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Clay Horse

CLAY HORSE  Original

This is my original sculpture for the  " Leonardo Da Vinci's Dream"

bronze Horse. The idea for this Horse came  from Leonardo Da Vinci's sketch #12343
in the year 1490, This  War horse was for  Slorza Equestrian Monument in Milan
 it was originally planed to be 24 foot tall, the largest bronze  ever, but a war broke out
with the French. Hence Leonardo's Dream was  crushed..  and the bronze for the horse
was used for canon barrels, and  the original horse sculpture was use by the French
for target  practice. My horse is 24 inches tall with base. Fired  resin
clay with an aluminum armature to reinforce it's  structure.

I made the base  with limestone base.  

$3,000.00 plus  shipping.

 

Wax horse

WAX HORSE "Lost Wax Method." in  pouring a bronze.
 
In the lost wax method in pouring a bronze  sculpture a wax copy must be poured first , it is made
from a silicon rubber  mold made from the original clay sculpture,.
Wax is poured into the  silicon rubber mold to make the wax copy.

This a long process from clay sculpture to a bronze  sculpture. This wax horse  will be used In the
lost wax method in pouring  my next bronze horse . There is a fire proof plaster  poured over the wax copy.
when  molten  bronze is poured into the  fire proof mold containing the wax
horse an exact copy is made in bronze, the  wax melts out, hence the lost wax  method.

 

Burmuda Paradise SculptureBurmuda Paradise Sculpture

Burmuda Paradise SculptureBurmuda Paradise Sculpture

Bermuda  Paradise

My inspiration was from many trips to  Bermuda , and it is a Paradise..!!!

This is real pink coral with my unique Fish sculpture.  this fish has an aluminum armature
in it for support, plus it can be shaped  however you want .  One Off original...

You can have fun with this creation. great conversation  piece.

Asking only $175.00 plus shipping

 

Queen UtaQueen UtaQueen Uta

Queen UtaQueen UtaQueen Uta

Queen Uta  " The Winter Queen." 13th Century
 
The original full life statue is in the Naumburg  Cathedral.

I also made this unique Marble base just for the Queen.

I find this Queen  mysteriously intriguing .

Original sculpture pearl finish.  14 inches tall  with base

$450.00  plus shipping

 

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