Giuseppe G. Armani Signed Capodimonte Owl And Baby Porcelain Bird Figurine Italy For Sale
Wonderful Estate Find. This item came from a frequent traveler to Italy and collector of all fine Italian things.
Giuseppe Armani was born in Calci, Italy, in 1935. From the moment young 'Bebe' could pick up a pencil, he drew. He drew everything he saw. He drew everyone he knew. He drew all day long. Armani's parents were amazed at Giuseppe's prodigious output and they recognized that their little boy's sketches were more than just the whimsical drawings of most children. Uncanny realism and attention to detail revealed Giuseppe's true talent. He had The Gift. Giuseppe's teachers decided that Armani should attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Unfortunately, as the arrangements were being made, his father died unexpectedly. The family needed Giuseppe now. Art school was forgotten. But the Art was not.
Giuseppe Armani's natural talent was finally recognized when a local priest organized an exhibition of young artists; Giuseppe entered a sculpture of a classically inspired male torso. The work was greatly admired for its extraordinary anatomical precision. When the torso was taken to the Art Gallery in Pisa -- located across the street from the famous Leaning Tower -- Giuseppe Armani's talent was rewarded with the offer of a permanent job there. In Pisa, Armani's dream of studying art was finally realized. He immersed himself in the great masterpieces of the Renaissance that he had only read about in books. He travelled to Siena and Florence and began to hone his personal style; Giuseppe drew heavily on the style of 16th Century Florentine Renaissance. Sculpture, Armani realized, allowed him to work in three dimensions. He infused life, character and even soul into his works. Giuseppe experimented in wood, clay, alabaster and marble and his reputation grew with each breathtaking creation. Art admirers soon started flocking to the gallery to see Armani's latest efforts.
In 1975, the Florence Sculture d'Arte, recognizing Armani's genius, offered him the opportunity to work exclusively for them. He would be encouraged to give free rein to his artistic muse. Giuseppe Armani accepted. For more than 20 years Armani has created masterpieces ranging from traditional Capodimonte style to more daring, contemporary, sometimes whimsical sculptures. Always, Giuseppe infused his figurines with breathtaking realism -- with a spark of life. This continues to amaze even his many admirers the world over. Giuseppe Armani describes his credo this way: "Although I consider myself a direct descendant of the Renaissance heritage, I believe that an artist has to follow his own evolution and not solely be a ruminant of the past, as glorious as it may have been. An artist conducts a search that may lead him far out in exploring new areas of interest. I continually search to discover new and better means of expression."
We accept Paypal as a form of payment. (It is very easy to sign up for a Paypal account if you don't already have one. Go to www.paypal.com) If you need to pay another way please contact us before making your purchase. We expect payment within 3 days of purchase, if you require more time please let us know in advance.
We are happy to combine shipping! Once you are done shopping request an invoice from us and we will calculate USPS shipping rates for your package and send you the new total. All items are packaged with great care.
You are responsible for knowing which items are restricted in your country and what your import/tariff charges will be. We will not be responsible for the length of time items are held in customs. We always insure international packages but please be aware of the safety/reliability of your country's mail carrier.
Terms of Sale
We offer a 14 day return policy for our customers but greatly appreciate you taking the time to review the listing and pictures provided so you can make a confident purchase. Shipping costs will be the buyers responsibility and the item must be returned complete in its original packaging and in its original condition. Returned items will be subject to a 20% re-stocking fee.
We strive to provide you with excellent service and we greatly appreciate your 5 star positive response. If you have any questions about an item you are considering purchasing or have already purchased please do not hesitate to contact us.
This item has been shown 156 times.
Giuseppe G. Armani Signed Capodimonte Owl And Baby Porcelain Bird Figurine Italy: $46