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10 Amazing Sculptures from around the world

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10 Amazing Sculptures from around the world

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

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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

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  • Representation: a tribute to the poignant story of hundreds of people who lost their lives due to atrocities during World War II

Maman, Spain

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  • 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

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  • 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

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. 

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