Ferdinando Perathoner
Sculptors - Ars Sacra
via Roma 77 | 39046 Ortisei Val Gardena (BZ) | Italy
Tel. +39 0471 796180 | Tel. + Fax +39 0471 797361
info@ferdinando-perathoner.com

Entirely hand carved statues made out of wood and bronze


THE LONG-ESTABLISHED, LARGE FAMILY OF SCULPTORS FROM VAL GARDENA, REALIZES STATUES AND WORKS MADE OUT OF WOOD AND BRONZE AS WELL AS BAS-RELIEFS

Our studio is the best place to get to know the Val Gardena art tradition: every work has the certificate and the mark by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano which guarantees that it has been entirely hand carved. On request models and pictures are made to be handed out to the customer for assessment. We have an open mind about modern statues with the latest symbolism.


OUR WORKS


Saint Joachim, Saint Anna and the Madonna
140 cm - pine - painted

Announcement
200 cm - lime wood

Pregnant Maria
150 cm - lime wood - acquarelle

Visitation
160 cm - pine - painted

Nativity Scene - Gorizia - Detail
pine - acquarelle

Nativity Scene in the Ortisei Parish Church (1979)
250 x 140 cm - pine - monochrome

Nativity Scene in the Church of S. Maria delle Grazie (Bergamo)
320 x 180 cm - pine - monochrome

Altarpiece with Nativity Scene
250 x 130 cm - pine - monochrome

Altarpiece with Nativity Scene (detail)
pine - monochrome

Nativity Scene for the church Maria SS. Regina (Gorizia)
260 x 150 cm - lime wood

Nativity Scene (detail)
Height of the figures: 100 cm - lime wood - painted

Madonna with Child
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Madonna with Child
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Madonna with Child
140 cm - lime wood - painted

Madonna with Child
180 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Praying Madonna
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Maria
170 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

The Immaculate
180 cm - lime wood - painted

The Immaculate
150 cm - pine - painted

Assunta
180 cm - pine - painted

Madonna with child
lime wood - painted

Madonna with child
lime wood - monochrome

The immaculate
pine - painted

Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
200 x 100 cm - lime wood

Jesus and the Teachers of the Law
200 x 100 cm - lime wood

Holy Family
180 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Joseph
180 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Joseph with Child
180 cm - pine - painted

Saint Joseph with Child
180 cm - pine - painted

Saint John the Baptist
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Drawing for a relief
The Baptism of Jesus

Jesus and the Samaritan
110 x 80 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

The Prodigal Son
150 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Zacchaeus
130 x 80 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

The Last Supper (Gorizia)
200 x 120 cm - pine - monochrome

The Way of the Cross
60 x 50 cm - lime wood - monochrome and gold antique

The Way of the Cross
60 x 50 cm - lime wood - monochrome and gold antique

Christ
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Christ
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Christ
180 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Romanesque Christ
200 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Modern Christ
140 cm - bronze

Byzantine Christ
180 cm - lime wood - painted

Pietà
140 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Supper at Emmaus
100 x 90 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Christ is Risen
150 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Jesus Christ, the Victor
220 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

The Pantocrator Christ
150 cm - lime wood - monochrome

The Merciful Christ
110 x 130 cm - lime wood - painted

Trinity
275 cm - lime wood - monochrome

The Good Shepherd
170 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Altare with Tabernacle
220 x 100 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Peter
170 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Saint Paul
170 cm - lime wood - painted

Saint Steve
160 cm - lime wood - painted

Saint Vincent of Paola
200 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Don Orione
160 cm - pine - painted

Don Bosco
170 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Mother Teresa
150 cm - pine - painted

Saint Clare
140 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Saint Teresa of Avila
170 cm - pine - painted

Pope John Paul II
180 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Pope John XXIII
170 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Siro
180 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Francis
145 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Saint Leopold Mandic
140 cm - lime wood - painted

Saint Padre Pio
145 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Saint Jacob
180 cm - pine - painted

Saint Mark
110 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Andrew
170 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

The Sacred Heart
170 cm - lime wood - painted

Saint Anthony with Child Jesus
140 cm - lime wood - monochrome

Saint John the Evangelist
180 cm - lime wood - painted

The Prodigal Son
160 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Christ
220 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Saint Ignatius of Laconi
150 cm - pine - painted

Saint Vincent of Saragoza
170 cm - pine - painted

The Pantocrator Christ
140 cm - lime wood - aquarelle

Byzantine Christ
280 cm - lime wood - aquarelle


Recent works


Brief presentation of some of the works recently performed in our laboratory.

S. Nikolaus Von Flüe
150 cm - lindenwood - light painted


Merciful Lord Jesus Christ
180 cm - arolla pine wood - painted


S. Padre Pio
170 cm - arolla pine wood - painted


Saint Ambrose
170 cm - arolla pine wood - painted


Annunciation - detail
150 cm - lindenwood - watercolor


S. Michael
170 cm - lindenwood - plain color


Portraits


Herbert Perathoner - Scultore

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S. Josef
60 cm, bust - lindenwood


L. V. Beethoven
60 cm, bust - nutwood





CHURCH MARIA SS. REGINA - Gorizia
Via Montesanto 73


Presentation of the sculptures made for the new church Maria SS. Regina in Gorizia.

10 completely hand-carved sculptures in lime wood of a height of 2-3 meters each for the new church Maria SS. Regina (Gorizia), made by Ferdinando Perathoner.













The Root of Jesse
 





Ferdinando Perathoner and his family give a special touch to Christs, risen Christs or other sacral statues like Madonnas or Saints. Already in the Early Christian Church it was very difficult to represent Jesus. The figure has a significant value that helps people to reassess the secret of incarnation of Jesus and that leads them to the evangel. The responsibility of each sculptor that creates a depiction of Christ is enormous as he has to visualize the invisible. Through the incarnation, the redemption and the mercy Jesus gives us the chance to remember him and to develop creativity. The incarnation of Jesus Christ is the visible part of the invisible God of the Holy Trinity.


Hand-carved copies of antique statues


We accomplish copies of statues of a high artistic value that are exposed in sacral spaces or museums or that replace original statues for reasons of security or conservation.

The original Christ of 1600
180 cm

While making a copy of the Christ

The copy of the Christ (intended for processions)
180 cm

While making a copy of an antique statue intended for processions

On 3rd November 1973 there has been stolen the Madonna (in the middle) from the winged altarpiece of the church in Madonna di Campiglio.

A copy of the Madonna di Campiglio of 1974 (exposed in Campiglio still today - 110 cm)

The Crucifixion without Saint John (a work of 1760)

While carving Saint John (in the style of 1700)

The Crucifixion is completed

The original statue of Saint Cristina of Bolsena
the '400 Toscano

A copy of the statue (intended for processions)
140 cm - 2001

A copy of an antique statue (intended for processions) realized on the bases of some photographs


TRADE MARK AND CERTIFICATE




The trade mark and the certificate for wooden sculptures that are entirely hand-carved.

In order to protect the wood-carvings which are produced exclusively by hand, the Bolzano Chamber of Commerce certifies the genuineness of this procedure. This certification is made in two successive stages: a registered trade mark is attached to the object and a certificate is issued declaring that the work is entirely and exclusively hand-made. The application of the trade-mark is done by an expert chosen by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano.


Restoration of statues and conservative restoration


It is our greatest concern to distinguish between the ‘new painting’ and the ‘preserving painting’ keeping particular consideration for the original

While restoring the Madonna di Caravaggio at our atelier in Ortisei.

 

Maria and Giannetta after having been restored

The statues of Maria and Giannetta at the place of pilgrimage in Caravaggio

The painter and the gilder while restoring


Bronze


We are specialized in the creation of statues made out of bronze

At the foundry we work personally the wax in order to give to the work the final aspect before it is founded.

Don Benzi - 170 cm - bronze

Ferdinando Perathoner - scultura in bronzo

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