Marble Lion and Bear statue
When you think of a statue, what kinds of sculptures come to mind?
Many might imagine the classical Greco-Roman marble statues of heroes and legends:
great figures of human beings, powerful beasts, and memorable creatures of all kinds.
The art of sculpture is essentially infinite, and can depict any subject, but there’s something greatly appealing about a sculpture with a face, even if the face isn’t human. Such kinds of statues have a sense of drama and character that more abstract or less personified works don’t provide, and even though they’re frozen in time, they can powerfully convey an emotional story with a universal appeal.
Of all the symbolic figures that statues are often made of,
few are as evocative or widely recognized as the mighty lion, the king of the jungle.
Often portrayed with a slightly humanized face for greater range of emotional expression,
lions in art are ideal characters for portraying dignity and royalty thanks to their emotional faces,
as well as their iconic musculature and majestic, flowing manes of hair.
The details of their visual appearance give many clues as to their personalities and temperaments, so it’s no surprise that they are such a famously traditional subject for visual artists, especially sculptors.
The sheer variety of feelings and thoughts that lions can evoke is suggested here,
with these two marble lion statues made of sunset red marble stone. At first glance,
they appear to be twins who match in every way. But although they are certainly similar, and two of a pair,
their distinct appearances tell two different stories.
Both lions are fierce and aggressive in their face, overflowing with regal strength in their bodies. But the lion on the left seems to be only on the brink of producing the noble war cry issuing from the lion on the right. Instead, he could be sternly addressing his animal subjects, or looking upon the source of his upcoming rage, still locked in conflict with it before he finally shows it who’s boss. Tension… and release. All from the opening or closing of the mouth.
Now here is an interesting tradeoff: what if the lions all looked the same,
but there were twice as many of them?
This matching quartet of expertly wrought Egyptian marble lions are all presented here standing in a row,
as if in formal guard, or maybe even battle formation.
Now the story moves away from the individual lions themselves, and becomes more about them as a group: what could they possibly be fighting for? Your house, perhaps? At any rate, we can imagine an expansive setting in the middle of which this unstoppable team of lions stands at the ready, and our minds become hungry for more details, drawing us in to examine every last detail on the marble sculptures.
And lucky for us, the passionate artists that fashioned these majestic pieces cut no corners in these immaculately detailed works.
Despite awe-inspiring depictions such as these, sometimes “bigger” or “more epic” isn’t the answer.
Not every situation calls for a great defender or a kinetic sense of action.
Just as important are the smaller, sweeter designs that make you smile, or quirky,
mischievous characters to give the location they are installed in a splash of personality and color…
if not literally.
(Although with how fully customizable our sculptures are, it very well may be literal!) Sometimes a dash of humanity, or distinctly humanoid features, can help ground an animal character, as well as give it a lighter and more joyful presence in the room. Such is the case for the famous Bearbrick design!
The Bearbrick design has a very distinct appearance, even with their relative lack of detailed features.
Playful, whimsical, and largely open to interpretation, these Bearbrick statues are carved whole from solid natural stone.
Toylike limbs, a blocky torso, and fully hefty marble building material of any customizable color you want make this sculpture a fun and compelling combination of a quirky plaything and a serious work of art.
Whether made of glistening pure white, deep jet black, or swirling tones of grey, (or all three standing in a row!) these stone Bearbricks are a variety never before seen, and are available in any way you can imagine!
Regardless of whether the sculpture has a highly expressive face and intricate visual details,
or if it is a blank slate with only the outline of a figure for the viewer to project a personality onto,
character statues are brimming with life and offer the perfect complement to more abstract, or at least less personified visual artworks.
They are the ideal solution for sculpture installations which tell a story or convey a specific emotional context, and the best part is that they work entirely independently, able to be placed anywhere with a powerful effect regardless! Click here for more Stone bear statue And for Stone breakbrick statue, Lion sculpture and Animal Statues