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2019 News & Events

 

Handel and Haydn Society to Perform at The Studio of Jonathan Sherman

Handel and Haydn at the MFA Boston.  Image: Lara Silberklang for H+H

Handel and Haydn at the MFA Boston. Image: Lara Silberklang for H+H

November 9, 2019 5PM & 8PM

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Handel and Haydn Society to bring to Marblehead an indelible evening of music and art. H+H’s virtuoso musicians will perform jewels of the Baroque on period instruments in the intimate setting of our studio. You will leave feeling uplifted and refreshed by the chance to experience masterful music surrounded by masterful works of art, similar to how it would have been experienced when the music was originally composed. Each concert will be followed by a reception to enjoy refreshments while viewing the works of art and connecting with the musicians and the artist.


Unveiling & Celebration for New Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman.  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman. Image: Elizabeth Sherman

October 10, 2019

Thursday's unveiling was a wonderful success and we wish to thank everyone who celebrated with us in person and, for those who celebrated with us in spirit! We also wish to thank Bill Brotherton for his article in the Lynn Daily Item. If you'd like to learn more about the sculpture, or would like to schedule a private viewing, please contact us or visit celebratedavinci.com.


Five New Commissioned Sculptures Destined for the Bayshore Arts District in Naples, Florida (2019-2021)

A Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, the first in the upcoming open series “Great Thinkers Throughout the World and Ages.”  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

A Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, the first in the upcoming open series “Great Thinkers Throughout the World and Ages.” Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Great Thinkers Throughout the World and Ages

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman has accepted a new commission from Maddox & Partners of Naples, Florida for five life-size bronze portrait busts of Great Thinkers throughout the world and ages. The busts will be completed during the remaining 2019 year and through the year 2021, which is when the upcoming wine park & sculpture garden in the Bayshore Arts District has targeted its completion. These five busts will accompany the already completed bust of Leonardo da Vinci for permanent installation in the park.

The series is open, meaning that all of the busts may be reproduced allowing them to be present in both private and corporate collections throughout the world. The principal theme that will connect all of the selected figures is one of the dutiful cultivation of mind - the utilization of the faculties of thinking to transform one’s own being to levels of peace, self-possession, and the unlocking of universal knowledge. Through this process of being, one can therefore be of great use and purpose to the world in which one lives, serving and illuminating others. So far, the series’ second and third figures have been announced: Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher from 2,500 years ago whose thinking created the very pillars of Chinese culture that are still standing strong today; and Hypatia, the great mathematician, philosopher, teacher, and astronomer from ancient Alexandria c. 350-410AD. In her time she embodied feminine strength with an ease of manner earning her respect as an equal to men in her time. Stay tuned for more developments and process photos from the creation of this series!


Completion of 33rd Commission

The Fruit of Prosperity, oils on canvas.  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

The Fruit of Prosperity, oils on canvas. Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Jonathan Sherman has just completed his 33rd commission: “The Fruit of Prosperity” was painted in oils on stretched canvas, and is 15.75 inches x 19.5 inches. The painting is a still life of pomegranates, mortar and pestle, a linen napkin and a glass of pomegranate juice. It was commissioned for a private collection in Portland, ME.