The David Sharp Studio have a large range of Classical Statuary included works after Sculptors such as Giam Bologna, whose impressive Statue “The Rape of the Sabine’s”, we have available in both Castcararra Marble and Bronze. Again by Giam Bologna we have The Medici Mercury Statue in Bronze, in the original size 1700 mm and also a smaller Bronze Statue at 1300 mm. A Lifesize Bronze Statue of Apollo Belvedere, which is also available in Marble. A Marble Statue of Bacchus, the God of Wine, after Jacopo Sansovino, which is also available as a Bronze Sculpture and can be used as a Fountain Centrepiece. A Bronze Statue of Spinario, the boy with the thorn. A Beautiful Life-size Bronze Statue of Diana The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt, A Classical Statue of Diana de Gabies in both Marble and Stone as well as Classical Busts of Apollo Belvedere, his twin sister Diana Chasseresse, Antoninus Pius, Septimus Severus, Laocoon, Antinous, Clyte and Caesar Augustus, in both Castcarrara Marble and Stone.
Crespi is best known today as one of the main proponents of baroque genre painting in Italy. Italians, until the 17th century, had paid little attention to such themes, concentrating mainly on grander images from religion, mythology, and history, as well as portraiture of the mighty. In this they differed from Northern Europeans, specifically Dutch painters, who had a strong tradition in the depiction of everyday activities. There were exceptions: the Bolognese Baroque titan of fresco, Annibale Carracci, had painted pastoral landscapes, and depictions of homely tradespeople such as butchers. Before him, Bartolomeo Passerotti  and the Cremonese Vincenzo Campi  had dallied in genre subjects. In this tradition, Crespi also followed the precedents set forth by the Bamboccianti , mainly Dutch genre painters active in Rome. Subsequently this tradition would also be upheld by Piazzetta , Pietro Longhi , Giacomo Ceruti and Giandomenico Tiepolo to name a few.
I miei ospiti sono stati i migliori, sempre amichevoli, pronti a dare consigli ed aiutarmi in tutti i modi. Nel corso italiano ho imparato moltissimo e mi sono anche divertita. Era un gruppo internazionale e con la guida professionale degli insegnanti abbiamo collaborato bene. A me è piaciuta l’alternanza tra la grammatica e la comunicazione, e anche tra gli insegnanti diversi. Mi sono piaciute anche le attività culturali e sociali. Insomma sono molto contenta e ritornerò volentieri. Grazie!
( Anne Wergeland, Norvegia, 11/11/2016 )