Outdoor Sculptures

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“Outdoor Sculptures”. This 36 page catalog shows that we are your trusted source for the creation of highest quality artistic statues which can be placed outdoors:
- Cast in bronze (alloy)
- Sculptured in marble or stone
- Cast in fiberglass

wood marble bronze fiberglass mosaic


„Qui si fa quel che si sa

e si sa quel che si fa.”

Demetz

“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, such as Michelangelo

Buonarotti’s Pietá during the

Renaissance or the ecclesiastical

art by Gianlorenzo Bernini

during the Baroque period later

on. These materials are one of

the most durable forms of art

created by man. The Demetz

Art Studio has perfected its own

long tradition in using these fine

materials to create beautiful statues

for outdoor placement.

Years ago Mr. Ivo Demetz created

another very durable, yet cost

effective material for outdoor

statues or monuments: “fiberglass

and polyester resin.” It can

be found throughout our standard

collection, but can also be

used to create custom statues,

based upon your request. Kindly

contact your local church goods

dealer for more information about

these beautiful materials that will

last forever and will amaze you in

its beauty time after time.

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The Demetz Art Studio uses only the best quality marble from the quarries of Tuscany

ITALY: bianco puro or bianco di Carrara. 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 S. Lorenzo in Florence. This type of marble is practically

impervious to the elements.

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MARBLE

SCULPTURES

Custom drawn sketch Moquette = bozzetto Model in scale

on the solid marble block

We at Demetz Art Studio create fine marble works from a model in scale or a

maquette (bozzetto). 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.

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MARBLE

SCULPTURES

The stone carving tools used nowadays have not changed much from

Michelangelo’s time. First the rough stone is hammered with a pitching

hammer, then sculpted with special pointing tools and files.

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Mr. Ivo Demetz

supervising the carving

Mod. 390/8 St. Francis

installed in Santa Maria, CA, USA

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Mod. 173 - Pietà

MARBLE

SCULPTURES

Mod. 600/129

Mod. 10 - Infant of Prague

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Mod. 700/130

Mod. 700/88

Mod. 765/A

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Mod. 340/107


MARBLE

SCULPTURES

The ability to carve different marbles or stones to create unique colored statues

is being kept alive in our studio.

Mod. 600/57 - St. Peregrine

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BRONZE

OUTDOOR

SCULPTURES

Bronze castings 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.

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A unique monument in cast

bronze in honor of Don

Sandro Dordi was created

and installed in his home town

square in Chioggia, Italy.

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BRONZE

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Custom drawn sketch

Moquette = bozzetto

Lost wax model

Unlike the mass produced items of our industrial age, bronze castings using the “lost wax

technique” are individually created works of art.

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Mod. 900/40

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LIFE-SIZE STATIONS

OF THE CROSS

For the New Jubilee the Demetz Art

Studio started to create a life-size

set of Stations of the Cross, commissioned

by Cardinal Aponte for

a new shrine in San Juan, Puerto

Rico. USA. This unique project

reproduces all fourteen Stations

of the Cross with life-size figures

(6 ft = 1,8 m), 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 artists at the Demetz Art

Studio. Every six months four 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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Mod. 390/3

BRONZE

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Mod. 489/3

Mod. 100/59

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Mod. 779/FR


Mod. 906

Mod. 100/36

Mod. 1268

Mod. 850/A Mod. 600/114

Mod 700/19

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BRONZE

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Bronze casting involves many steps and

takes several months to complete properly.

A clay original full size sculpture is made.

This is used to form a wax figure, a perfect

copy of the original.

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The melted bronze is poured through

an opening in the cast and spreads

through the interior, filling the spaces

left by the wax. The bronze then cools

and solidifies taking its final shape.

Mod. 100/63 for NY, USA

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Mod. 100/26

Mod. 140/8

Mod. 280/74

BRONZE

OUTDOOR

SCULPTURES

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Mod. 173

Mod. 600/129

Mod. 600/88

Mod. 600/19A

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BRONZE

DOORS


Cast bronze doors are entirely custom made and each a work of art.

Our studio will work closely with your architect to custom cast single

panels or full size doors. Presentation at our studio of the bronze

door which went to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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FIBERGLASS

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

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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

make 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 such as the Pietà of Michelangelo,

or a custom made figure such as the 12 ft - 6 meter Risen Christ - Mod. 280/29.

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FIBERGLASS

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Mod. 600/119

Mod. 600/119

Mod. 600/119

Mod. 600/119

white marble

light grey

aluminum

terracotta

Fiberglass statues in bronze, aluminum, white marble, light grey 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.

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Mod. 600/119 - bronze


Mod. 280/70

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FIBERGLASS

OUTDOOR

SCULPTURES

Our studio has the ability to create also custom fiberglass works,

as in this case a statue of Pier Giorgio Frassati in a nearly life-size

in a special grey finish.

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Mod. 600/182

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FIBERGLASS

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Mod. 669

Mod. 1025

Mod. 390/18

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Mod. 173

Mod. 640/57

Mod. 489/9

Mod. 753

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FAMILY BUSINESS RUN

BY THE 5 th GENERATION OF DEMETZ.

Art made in Italy.


wood marble bronze fiberglass mosaic

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 you in its beauty.

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