Angel from Château de Montrésor, in the Loire Valley, France.

Angel from Château de Montrésor, France

Angel from Château de Montrésor, France

Here is another photograph, which is also one of the most popular in my Fine Art America store.  I have taken this picture while on my trip to France several years ago in the Château de Montrésor garden.

This beautiful about a life-size angel was one of the prominently standing sculptures in the garden, which is surrounding this old castle.  His strong figure and  beauty have immediately attracted my attention. If no wings, he would have looked more like one of the antique Greek or Roman gods. I like the way this classic style sculpture was carefully designed and made and how real and dynamic it looks. Angel’s face is full of expression and it almost seems, that  in a moment he will stand up and start talking.

 

 

Buy this photograph of an angel as print on canvas.

Male Angel in Montrésor garden – print on canvas.

I was wondering who created this statue, and only later, after doing some research, I was able to learn that this artwork was created by one of the Danish sculptors and was originally in Paris’s apartment of one of the owner of this castle, count Ksawery Branicki.  If any of you knows the name of the sculptor, please let me know and I will add it here.

This picture of the angel, is presently available in various forms in my Fine America store and you can buy it already framed, on canvas, acrylic, metal and even as a greeting card, phone case, and 14×14″ throw pillow. You can see here how it looks on various products and I provide links, in case you are interested in buying any of them to decorate your home.

 

 

Buy Angel in Montrésor garden - phone-case

Angel in Montrésor garden – phone-case

 

 

I think this photograph could complement very well a classic decor and add stylish flair to your surroundings. It might even work very well in a modern-looking home creating almost like a window into the garden.  Also, people who like fine art nudes and angels may enjoy having such photograph on their walls. This strong male, almost warier-like angel figure could be representing the protective Archangel Michael, even if he has no sword, but maybe used to have one. Perhaps he is just resting before or after the fight.

 

 

 

Buy a pillow with this angel photograph.

Angel from Montrésor – throw pillow

By the way, Château de Montrésor is certainly a wonderful place to visit if you are in France and taking a tour of the Loire Valley.  This old castle has a very long and interesting history. Since the middle of the 19th century, it has been in the possession of a rich Polish count, Xavier Branicki (Ksawery Branicki), who was a friend of an emperor of France, Napoleon III. Branicki has  completely restored this quite badly demolished place and he has beautifully furnished it. This charming Château is still in the possession of the descendants of Branicki’s family and it is available for public viewing.

 

Links:

If you are interested in finding out more about Château de Montrésor, please check the following links, which I have found particularity interesting:
Wikipedia
An article about Château de Montrésor on France Travel Info.
A legend about the origin of the Montrésor name on Experience Loire. It is quite romantic, so have a look.
Have you been to this place yourself? If so, what are your impressions? Is the angel still there? I hope it is.  Please leave your comments and contact me if you have any questions about buying prints or other products from my Fine Art America store.

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Add a Unique Design to Your iPhone and iPod Touch Cases and Receive 15% Discount

The Magician iPhone Case

The Magician iPhone Case

If you would like your iPhone and iPod Touch covers to look really unique and provide a strong shell to protect them, this is a good time to buy such product with my artwork via Red Bubble Store and receive 15% discount till February 15, 2012.

Right now I am offering 4 designs for such cases – 2 with floral mandalas and 2 with my fantasy art and you can see all 4 of them here .

Please click on the individual thumbnails to see the designs.  You can see one sample in this post.

My work on iPhone Cases

Now you can buy iPhone Cases with some of my work. If you would like to see any other of my artworks on iPhone cases, please let me know and I can try to design them for you for free.  Some artworks work well on iPhone cases and other don’t.  Usually vertical artworks with more space above the main subject work best.

Floral Red and Green I-Phone case.

Floral Red and Green iPhone case.

  •  They are high quality and made from a shatterproof polycarbonate,  have a short back and sides,  with an open face for you to use your own choice of screen protector.
  •  These are not stickers, but images are printed directly into the product using a permanent printing process. It is embedded into the case itself and will not peel off or fade; the design stays as brilliant as the day it was printed.Due to the embedding of the image in the polymer, it is possible that the design will look very slightly different to the preview of the iPhone you will see.  Red Bubble say that “No returns can be accepted for this, as it is normal for the technology used, albeit very rare.”

Here you see 1 of my floral iPhone cases designs. The other one with a Red Poinsettia flower could be viewed by following this link.

The Magician iPhone Case

The Magician iPhone Case

I have also created 2 other designs with my fantasy fashion images. You can see one of them on the left.  The other one with  “Dangerous Warrioress”  is available here.

To buy any of the designs you see here, please click on the images, or go to my store by following this  Red Bubble store link.

To find out more about iPhone cases available via Red Bubble, please have a look at this page with more info.

These iPhone covers are reasonably priced, but usually cost  a bit more than some iPhone cases you can see in retail stores. I wish I could offer you a better price, but making unique looking single iPhone covers on demand, as it is done via the Red Bubble,  is quite expensive and these products are really unique looking and very durable, so I think they are worth their price.