When we talk about history one thing that astonishes us is the Human art. Sculptures and statues has always fascinated us as they alive our history and witness our existence. These sculptures have been built so gracefully and artfully, that one cannot take off eyes from them. The art has always been a best mode of showing our imaginations in to reality. We have tried to bring along the best of sculptures around the World, which attracts art lovers from every part of the world. Below are the 10 most popular sculptures in the world.
1.The Monument to the Discoveries :
The Monument to the Discoveries or The Padrao dos Descobrimentos is located on the estuary of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal – the site where countless ships sailed into the unknown during the great Age of Exploration of the 15th and 16th centuries. This monument shows the statues of more than 30 people who played a major role in the discoveries.
2.Abraham Lincoln Statue by Daniel Chester:
There are many monuments and memorials found in Washington, D.C, however Abraham Lincoln Statue by Daniel Chester is considered one of the best in decades. The Lincoln Memorial was authorised by the Washington D.C. Commission of Fine Arts on July 17, 1911. Located at West Plaza of the Nebraska State Capitol is the only structure on the grounds that predates Bertram Goodhue’s “Tower on the Plains” begun in 1922.
3.Tian Tan Buddha:
4.Christ the Redeemer by Paul Landowski:
Paul Landowski designed the Christ the redeemer and it was built in Rio and was competed on the October 12, 1931. Known and admired throughout the world, the statue of Christ on top of Corcovado Mountain is part of the temple project Landowski worked on his entire life.
5.The Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi:
The statue of Liberty is a wonder in this world from its creation. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. It was designed by the French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi.
6. The Dying Gaul:
The Dying Gaul is one of the finest artwork in a History. This sculpture is made of marble, which is polished. This Ancient Roman sculpture was created during the 1st or 2nd century AD. The Dying Gaul portraits Gallic warriors in his last moments with bend head and wounded chest. The piece was re-discovered prior to 1623 on the grounds of the Ludovisi Villa in Rome.
7.Bust of Nefertiti:
8.The Kiss by Auguste Rodin:
The Kiss is an 1889 marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. . Its blend of eroticism and idealism makes it one of the great images of sexual love. This is one of the great images in art of human sexual love.
9.The Pieta by Michelangelo:
The Pietà is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. This famous artwork depicts the body of Jesus in his mother’s (Mary) lap after the Crucifixion.
10.The Great Sphinx :
With this, our segment of 10 Most Popular Sculptures in the World comes to an end. However, we will come up with something more thriving and eye catching, so keep updated with us.