Sculptures have the power of communicating and connecting with their audience. They are the language for artists to reach out to their audience and spread the message- be it historical, cultural or social. They have been here, with the existence of mankind.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.- Pablo Picasso
We present you a list of some of the amazing sculptures from around the world- the classic masterpieces and modern pieces of art.
16th-Century ‘Colossus’ Sculpture In Florence, Italy
- Sculptor: Giambologna
- Representation: a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains
Dramatic Fairy Sculptures Dancing With Dandelions
- Sculptor: UK-based sculptor Robin Wight
- Representation: enchanting and dynamic fairy sculptures that seem to dance in or struggle against the wind
Love Sculpture: Inner Children Trapped Inside Adult Bodies
- Sculptor: Ukrainian artist Alexander Milov
- Representation: two wire-frame adults sitting back to back with their inner child reaching out to each other from within
Force of Nature: A Stunning Sculpture Of Mother Nature Rotating Earth Inspired By Thailand Disaster
- Sculptor: Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn
- Representation: “After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature,”-Lorenzo Quinn
Diminish and Ascend Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven
- Sculptor: artist David McCracken
- Representation: it appears to be a long climb to the top that goes beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, it is nothing more than an optical illusion
The Shoes on the Danube Bank, Hungary
- Representation: a tribute to the poignant story of hundreds of people who lost their lives due to atrocities during World War II
- Sculptor: French-American artist Louise Bourgeois
- Representation: the spider provokes awe and fear but at the same time the spindly legs which bear her weight point to an almost poignant vulnerability
The Architectural Fragment, Australia
- Sculptor: Petrus Spronk
- Representation: it reflects the past and alludes to the transience of the present
Le Grand Van Gogh, France
- Sculpture: French artist Bruno Catalano
- Representation: It depicts realistic human workers with parts of their bodies missing. Themes extend into exploring the ideas of home, belonging, loss, and the experiences of a “world citizen”
Statue of Unity, India – the World’s Tallest Statue
- Cost nearly ₹3,000 crore / USD $40-45 Million / Euro €35-40 Million.
- Took 5 years to Make, starting in 2013 and completed in 2018.
- Built by over 250 engineers and 3,400 labourers.
- Using 70,000 tonnes of cement, 18,500 tonnes of steel bars, 6,000 tonnes of structural steel and 1,700 tonnes of bronze.
- Twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, and 40% taller than Spring Temple Buddha.
- Designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar, who has designed over 50 monuments.
- The height of the statue was fixed as ‘182’ metres to match the total democratic assembly constituencies in the state of Gujarat.
- The base of the statue is constructed with over 129 tonnes of scrap iron, donated by nearly 100 million farmers from across India.