The Parastone studio continuously works on new and surprising ideas and designs.

26 / 05 / 2023
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Spike and Suzy

Vitamitje is an invention of Professor Barabas in the comic series Spike and Suzy. It is a small car that runs on food (its name refers to vitamins).  (SW132 - h. 13 cm.)

04 / 05 / 2023
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L’ours blanc in silver color

Francois Pompon (1855 – 1933) was born in Saulieu in French Burgundy as the son of a carpenter. He attends classes at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts as well as at l’Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. During his education he meets Pierre-Louis Rouillard, a sculptor of animal figures – who possibly became a source of inspiration for the work which would make him famous later on. In 1882 he marries Berthe Velain and he tries to build his own oeuvre. He ends up taking service with Rodin where he becomes head of his studio three years later. Pompon starts to focus more and more on animal figures, but his work remains unappreciated. Not until he is 67 years old does he get his final breakthrough with the exhibition of l’Ours Blanc in plaster at the Salon des artistes Français. (POMS11 - h. 18 cm. & POMS01 - h. 11 cm.)

15 / 03 / 2023
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Atlas & David

In Greek mythology, Atlas « the carrier », is a Titan condemned to hold up the heavens or sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains. David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created by the Italian artist Michelangelo (1475 - 1564). New in the collection of bronzes! (WU77302 Atlas – h. 21 cm. & WU77357 David – h. 19 cm.)

31 / 01 / 2023
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Nosybirds, Jos Brölmann

Nosybirds is created by Jos Brölmann. He lives in the middle of the cultural heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Working for many years in the international creative and marketing industry, close to design departments, he decided to use his creativity in contemporary art. His recognizable and colorful work can be found all over Europe and the US. In a series of his paintings, Jos created an animated character which increased the impact of the message in his work. He named his characters Nosybirds and the paintings proved popular in exhibitions and online. (NOBI01 Look Up – h. 13 cm., NOBI02 Follow – h. 12,5 cm. & NOBI03 Review – h. 17,5 cm.)

27 / 12 / 2022
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Magritte, le Thérapeute

The Healer, 1967, reflects a number of themes typical of Magritte's work, such as the extraordinary within the ordinary, the surprising, the unexpected and the mystery. Via Le Thérapeute Magritte brought to life a figure that had already featured on several occasions in his oeuvre. However, this sculpture is based on a photograph dating from 1937 entitled God on the Eighth Day [Dieu, le huitième jour]. For this particular sculpture he made a plaster cast of an existing person, from which he used certain pieces. The bird cage is also a copy of a real one. (MAG07 - h. 20,5 cm.)

19 / 12 / 2022
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Maillol, L'Air

In 1938, the city of Toulouse in southern France commissioned Aristide Maillol to commemorate the pilots of the airmail service, l'Aéropostale, who had been killed in the line of duty. Its form was initially inspired by a small terra cotta sculpture Maillol had made several decades earlier depicting a reclining figure resting on wind-blown drapery. The artist often used the female form to symbolize aspects of nature like the sea, the seasons, and even a subject as exlusive as air. (MAI01 – h. 13 cm.)

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