• 45 Most Awe-Inspiring Statues And Sculptures From All Across The World
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    Statues and sculptures have been astounding us for thousands of years. The visions some artists see and their ability to bring it to life is simply amazing. Some are made from marble, upcycled items like knives, or are etched into natural landscapes.



    Statues and sculptures were once reserved for the homes of the rich or used to worship religious figures or pay homage to military figures. But now its more often used as public art.

    Now we see this type of art everywhere. You can walk around your own city and find a sculpture or statute. But some are more impressive than others.

    Here Are 45 Mind-Blowing Sculptures And Statues From Around The World:

    gaartu.livejournal.com Source: gaartu.livejournal.com

    1) Expansion

    This is a bronze casted sculpture that is pieced together an illuminated from within. It was created in New York City by Paige Bradley. The artist destroyed her first version of the sculpture.

    Anastasia Tank Source: Anastasia Tank

    2) Transcendence

    Transcendence is a giant salmon sculpture on the corner of Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Park Avenue in Portland, Oregon. It was created by Oregonian Keith Jellum. It shows an 11 ft. salmon flying through the brickwork of the building above Southpark Seafood.

    Max Pixel Source: Max Pixel

    3) The Knotted Gun a.k.a. Non-Violence

    The Knotted Gun was created as a memorial to John Lennon who was shot and killed outside his New York City home in 1980. It was created by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd who was a personal friend to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. There are currently 31 copies of the sculpture placed around the world. The Knotted Gun is a symbol of The Non-Violence Project.



    Daily Photo Stream Source: Daily Photo Stream

    4) Knife Angel

    This 26-foot sculpture was built in the UK from 100,000 donated knives. Alfie Bradley spent two years making the sculpture. Each knife, which was involved in a violent crime in England and Wales, had to be blunted so they couldn’t cause more damage.

    Bored Panda Source: Bored Panda

    5) The Mustangs of Las Colinas

    This amazing series of sculptures was created by Robert Glen and resides in Las Colinas, Texas. The movement in this piece is just incredible. The horses look like they are actually in motion.

    mustangsoflascolinas.com Source: mustangsoflascolinas.com

    6) Spring Temple Buddha

    Here we have the Spring Temple Buddha in China which was built in 2002. The statue was a total of 420 feet tall when it was complete. Three pedestals were added a few years later to bring the total structure to 682 feet tall.

    Redtree Times Source: Redtree Times

    7) The Laykyun Setkyar

    The Laykyun Setkyar is a 381 ft. standing Buddha statue. It’s located in Khatakan Taung, Myanmar. It was built by Chief Abbot Ven. Nãradã and stands on a 44 ft. throne.

    Tun Tun/Royal-myanmar.com Source: Tun Tun/Royal-myanmar.com

    8) The Monument of An Anonymous Passerby

    This eerie group of statues is located in Wroclaw, Poland. The sculpture shows 14 people sinking into the sidewalk and reemerging on the other side. It is interpreted as a memorial to citizens killed during a period of martial law in Communist Poland in the 1980s.

    Trip Advisor Source: Trip Advisor

    9) First Generation

    First Generation is one of four sculptures that are a part of the People of the River series located at the Singapore River by Chong Fah Cheong. It shows five boys jumping into the Singapore River. The sculpture is a playful and exuberant and reminds one to remember the simple things in life.

    gaartu.livejournal.com Source: gaartu.livejournal.com

    10) Shoes on the Danube Bank

    The Shoes on the Daube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Hungry to memorialize Jews who were shot and thrown into the river by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during World War II. It was conceived by film director Can Togay and was created on the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer. Those who were killed were ordered to take their shoes off before they were shot at the edge of the water causing their bodies to fall into the river and be carried away.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    11) Freedom Sculpture

    The Freedom Sculpture represents struggling to break free of your mold and achieve freedom through the creative process. It is made of bronze and was created by Zenos Frudakis. It’s located at 16th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    zenosfrudakis.com Source: zenosfrudakis.com

    12) The Release from Deception

    Il Disinganno, also known as The Release from Deception, was created in the 18th century by Francesco Queirolo. It features an angel helping a fisherman to untangle himself from a net of deception. The statue has been admired for the beautiful and delicate craftsmanship of the net. It was completed in 1754 and is located in the Sansevero Chapel in Naples Italy.



    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    13) The Black Ghost

    This creepy piece looks like it is slithering out of the sea. The Juodasis Vaiduoklis, or The Black Ghost, is located in Lithuanian and is 7.8 feet high. It was created by Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas and shows an eerie figure with skeletal hands holding a lantern and climbing out onto the dock.

    Every_form Source: Every_form

    14) Les Voyageurs

    Les Voyageurs, or The Travellers, is a series of gravity-defying sculptures in Marseille France. They were built between 2013-2014 by Bruno Catalano. Their suitcases are weighing them down and are also their only means of support.

    easyvoyage.com Source: easyvoyage.com

    15) Nelson Mandela

    This bust of Nelson Mandela was created by Marco Cianfanelli. The profile spans 50 steel columns and is 21.32 and 29.52 feet. They are shaped in such a way that it looks like Nelson Mandela from a certain angle but different from another angle.

    Courtesy Marco Cianfanelli via Jonathan Burton Source: Courtesy Marco Cianfanelli via Jonathan Burton

    16) Vaartkapoen

    This piece is located in Brussels, Belgium. The policeman being caught by a “rogue of the canal” was created by Tom Frantzen. It is meant to represent “the youth making the authority falter.”

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    17) Cattle Drive

    Cattle Drive is an exquisitely realistic herd of cattle in Pioneer Plaza in Dallas, Texas. It represents the longhorn cattle drives along the Shawnee Trail in the nineteenth century. It was created by Robert Summers and includes 49 bronze steers that are six feet high along with three cowboys on horses.

    The World Of Grod Source: The World Of Grod

    18) Maman

    This massive spider is called Maman. It was sculpted by Louise Bourgeois. There are 32 marble eggs in its abdomen with the rest of it made of bronze.

    Maman Source: Maman

    19) The Architectural Fragment

    The Architectural Fragment is a sculpture by Petrus Spronk located at the State Library of Victoria on Swanston Street. It looks like a library sinking into the sidewalk. It was built in January 1993.

    Weekend Notes Source: Weekend Notes

    20) Hippo Sculptures

    This sculpture makes this walkway look like a body of water where hippo like to swim. The sculptures are located at the African Animal Area in the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. The project was conceptualized by former zoo director Chen Pao-Chung.

    Wikimedia Commons Source: Wikimedia Commons

    21) Čumil

    Čumil, a.k.a. The Watcher, is located in the Old Town of Bratislava, Slovakia. The sculpture depicts a man at work peeking out of a manhole. Some say that if you make a wish that you keep secret while touching the man’s head, it will come true.

    Welcome To Bratislava Source: Welcome To Bratislava

    22) Iguana Park

    No this park doesn’t have an infestation, these are sculptures. This is Klein-Gartmanplantsoen square in Amsterdam. It contains 40 bronze statutes of lizards and iguanas by artist Hans van Houwelingen.

    gvlt.wordpress.com Source: gvlt.wordpress.com

    23) Mihai Eminescu Bust

    This incredible sculpture looks like trees but it’s also a bust. This is a bust of famous Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu. The is located in Onesti, Romania.

    Pinterest Source: Pinterest

    24) Man Hanging Out

    Man Hanging Out is a statue of a dangling Sigmund Freud. It’s located in Old Town Prague and shows Freud deciding whether to hang on or let go. This alarming statue was created by artist David Cerny.

    civicartsproject.com Source: civicartsproject.com

    25) The Kelpies

    The Kelpies are enormous sculptures of two shape-shifting water spirits that are taking the form of horse heads. They are each 30 meters high. They are located in Grangemouth, Scotland.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    26) A Day Out

    A Day Out is a really cute set of four life-size bronze pig statutes. They look like they are having fun and enjoying their day out in the Rundle Mall in Australia. The piece was named by the public.

    adelaidia.sa.gov.au Source: adelaidia.sa.gov.au

    27) The Unknown Official

    The Unknown Official pays homage to the nameless city officials. It was sculpted by Magnús Tómasson in 1994. It’s located in Reykjavik, Iceland.

    Atlas Obscura Source: Atlas Obscura

    28) The Headington Shark

    The Headington Shark is another fun sculpture. It’s embedded into a rooftop on High Street in Headington, Oxford in England. The shark has been there since 1986 and is about 25 feet long.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    29) Rock Sculpture of Decebalus

    This sculpture is of Decebalus, the last king of Dacia who fought against the Roman Empire to preserve independence of what is now Romania. It’s carved into the rock face and is the tallest rock relief in Europe. It’s about 141 feet high and 104 feet side.



    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    30) Emperors Yan and Huang

    This monument of Chinese emperors Yan Di and Huang Di is carved from a mountain on the Yellow River in Yan Huang Plaza in Zhengzhou, Henan. It is about 348 feet high and took about 20 years to build. It cost $22.5 million to build.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    31) Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue

    This mega statue is part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It shows Genhis Khan riding horseback on the bank of the Tuul River. It’s 131-feet high and is symbolically pointed east towards Khan’s birthplace.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    32) Ushiku Daibutsu

    The Ushiku Daibutsu statue is 390 feet high and is located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The bronze statue depicts the Amitabha Buddha. It’s also known as Ushiku ARCADIA which stands for Amida’s Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    33) Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes

    According to Wikipedia the Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes is the fourth tallest statue in China and the sixth tallest statue in the world. It is gilded bronze and features Avalokiteśvara, a bodhisattva that embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. It is 325 feet high and is located in Weisha, Changsha, Hunan in the People’s Republic of China.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    34) The Motherland Calls

    The Motherland Calls is the center of the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad monument on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. It was designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich and Nikolai Nikitin. She is 279 feet tall.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    35) Christ the Redeemer

    This statue of Jesus Christ was built by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot, with Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida working on the face. It was built between 1922 and 1931. It stands 98 feet high with a 26-foot pedestal atop the peak of Corcovado mount in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    36) African Renaissance Monument

    This bronze statue can be found on top of one of the twin hills of Collines des Mamelles outside Dakar, Senegal. it is 49 meters tall and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb. It was designed by Pierre Goudiaby.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    37) Dandelion Fairy Sculpture

    UK based sculptor Robin Wright crafts whimsical sculptures that look like they are in motion with steel wire. He’s famous for his fairy statues which appear to be almost carried away by a dandelion blowing in the wind. Lots of his fairies are on display at Trentham Gardens.

    Robin Wright Source: Robin Wright

    38) Appennine Colossus

    The Appennine Colossus can be found within the gardens of the Villa Medici at Pratolino near Florence, Italy. It measures about 35-feet-tall and his beard is made of stalactites. The sculpture is also a building and has a fireplace that causes smoke to come out of his nose when lit.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    39) The Force of Nature

    The Force of Nature is a series of gravity-defying sculptures by Lorenzo Quin. It depicts what is believed to be Mother Nature whipping the world around with a piece of cloth. Different versions of the statue have been featured all over the world.

    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    40) Feltpve

    Feltpve means “ripped up” or “popped up.” It’s a massive statue by Hungarian artist Evin Lornth Herv. It was temporarily installed in Budapest’s Szchenyi Square.

    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    41) The Caring Hand

    The Caring hand sculpture is located in Glarus, Switzerland. The hand is nestled around a tree in a local park. It is a piece by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber.

    Imgur Source: Imgur

    42) Vicissitudes

    Vicissitudes is an underwater sculpture by Jason de Caires Taylor. It shows life-size figures holding hands in a circle. It’s a part of the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park in the Caribbean Sea off the west coast of Grenda, West Indies.

    The Black Atlantic Source: The Black Atlantic

    43) Love

    You’re always going to find mindblowing works of art at the Burning Man Festival. Alexander Milov’s Love is one of the most memorable. It shows two adults with their backs turned to each other while their inner children who are illuminated and unified.

    reinterpellations.web.unc.edu Source: reinterpellations.web.unc.edu

    44) Rain

    Rain is a 6-foot-tall sculpture made of bronze and glass. It depicts a big raindrop over the figures face and was created by Ukranian artist Nazar Bilyk. Bilyk says the sculpture is meant to show man’s inner dialogue with himself

    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    45) The Rising Tide

    The Rising Tide is a series of working horses with riders on their backs on the banks of the River Thames in Central London. It is loosely based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. The horses’ heads are replaced with oil well pumps to show an attitude of denial or ambivalence toward climate change. The young riders represent hope in changing the future.

    Jason deCaires Taylor Source: Jason deCaires Taylor

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    Statues and sculptures have been astounding us for thousands of years. The visions some artists see and their ability to bring it to life is simply amazing. Some are made from marble, upcycled items like knives, or are etched into natural landscapes.



    Statues and sculptures were once reserved for the homes of the rich or used to worship religious figures or pay homage to military figures. But now its more often used as public art.

    Now we see this type of art everywhere. You can walk around your own city and find a sculpture or statute. But some are more impressive than others.

    Here Are 45 Mind-Blowing Sculptures And Statues From Around The World:

    gaartu.livejournal.com Source: gaartu.livejournal.com

    1) Expansion

    This is a bronze casted sculpture that is pieced together an illuminated from within. It was created in New York City by Paige Bradley. The artist destroyed her first version of the sculpture.

    Anastasia Tank Source: Anastasia Tank

    2) Transcendence

    Transcendence is a giant salmon sculpture on the corner of Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Park Avenue in Portland, Oregon. It was created by Oregonian Keith Jellum. It shows an 11 ft. salmon flying through the brickwork of the building above Southpark Seafood.

    Max Pixel Source: Max Pixel

    3) The Knotted Gun a.k.a. Non-Violence

    The Knotted Gun was created as a memorial to John Lennon who was shot and killed outside his New York City home in 1980. It was created by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd who was a personal friend to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. There are currently 31 copies of the sculpture placed around the world. The Knotted Gun is a symbol of The Non-Violence Project.



    Daily Photo Stream Source: Daily Photo Stream

    4) Knife Angel

    This 26-foot sculpture was built in the UK from 100,000 donated knives. Alfie Bradley spent two years making the sculpture. Each knife, which was involved in a violent crime in England and Wales, had to be blunted so they couldn’t cause more damage.

    Bored Panda Source: Bored Panda

    5) The Mustangs of Las Colinas

    This amazing series of sculptures was created by Robert Glen and resides in Las Colinas, Texas. The movement in this piece is just incredible. The horses look like they are actually in motion.

    mustangsoflascolinas.com Source: mustangsoflascolinas.com

    6) Spring Temple Buddha

    Here we have the Spring Temple Buddha in China which was built in 2002. The statue was a total of 420 feet tall when it was complete. Three pedestals were added a few years later to bring the total structure to 682 feet tall.

    Redtree Times Source: Redtree Times

    7) The Laykyun Setkyar

    The Laykyun Setkyar is a 381 ft. standing Buddha statue. It’s located in Khatakan Taung, Myanmar. It was built by Chief Abbot Ven. Nãradã and stands on a 44 ft. throne.

    Tun Tun/Royal-myanmar.com Source: Tun Tun/Royal-myanmar.com

    8) The Monument of An Anonymous Passerby

    This eerie group of statues is located in Wroclaw, Poland. The sculpture shows 14 people sinking into the sidewalk and reemerging on the other side. It is interpreted as a memorial to citizens killed during a period of martial law in Communist Poland in the 1980s.

    Trip Advisor Source: Trip Advisor

    9) First Generation

    First Generation is one of four sculptures that are a part of the People of the River series located at the Singapore River by Chong Fah Cheong. It shows five boys jumping into the Singapore River. The sculpture is a playful and exuberant and reminds one to remember the simple things in life.

    gaartu.livejournal.com Source: gaartu.livejournal.com

    10) Shoes on the Danube Bank

    The Shoes on the Daube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Hungry to memorialize Jews who were shot and thrown into the river by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during World War II. It was conceived by film director Can Togay and was created on the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer. Those who were killed were ordered to take their shoes off before they were shot at the edge of the water causing their bodies to fall into the river and be carried away.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    11) Freedom Sculpture

    The Freedom Sculpture represents struggling to break free of your mold and achieve freedom through the creative process. It is made of bronze and was created by Zenos Frudakis. It’s located at 16th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    zenosfrudakis.com Source: zenosfrudakis.com

    12) The Release from Deception

    Il Disinganno, also known as The Release from Deception, was created in the 18th century by Francesco Queirolo. It features an angel helping a fisherman to untangle himself from a net of deception. The statue has been admired for the beautiful and delicate craftsmanship of the net. It was completed in 1754 and is located in the Sansevero Chapel in Naples Italy.



    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    13) The Black Ghost

    This creepy piece looks like it is slithering out of the sea. The Juodasis Vaiduoklis, or The Black Ghost, is located in Lithuanian and is 7.8 feet high. It was created by Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas and shows an eerie figure with skeletal hands holding a lantern and climbing out onto the dock.

    Every_form Source: Every_form

    14) Les Voyageurs

    Les Voyageurs, or The Travellers, is a series of gravity-defying sculptures in Marseille France. They were built between 2013-2014 by Bruno Catalano. Their suitcases are weighing them down and are also their only means of support.

    easyvoyage.com Source: easyvoyage.com

    15) Nelson Mandela

    This bust of Nelson Mandela was created by Marco Cianfanelli. The profile spans 50 steel columns and is 21.32 and 29.52 feet. They are shaped in such a way that it looks like Nelson Mandela from a certain angle but different from another angle.

    Courtesy Marco Cianfanelli via Jonathan Burton Source: Courtesy Marco Cianfanelli via Jonathan Burton

    16) Vaartkapoen

    This piece is located in Brussels, Belgium. The policeman being caught by a “rogue of the canal” was created by Tom Frantzen. It is meant to represent “the youth making the authority falter.”

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    17) Cattle Drive

    Cattle Drive is an exquisitely realistic herd of cattle in Pioneer Plaza in Dallas, Texas. It represents the longhorn cattle drives along the Shawnee Trail in the nineteenth century. It was created by Robert Summers and includes 49 bronze steers that are six feet high along with three cowboys on horses.

    The World Of Grod Source: The World Of Grod

    18) Maman

    This massive spider is called Maman. It was sculpted by Louise Bourgeois. There are 32 marble eggs in its abdomen with the rest of it made of bronze.

    Maman Source: Maman

    19) The Architectural Fragment

    The Architectural Fragment is a sculpture by Petrus Spronk located at the State Library of Victoria on Swanston Street. It looks like a library sinking into the sidewalk. It was built in January 1993.

    Weekend Notes Source: Weekend Notes

    20) Hippo Sculptures

    This sculpture makes this walkway look like a body of water where hippo like to swim. The sculptures are located at the African Animal Area in the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. The project was conceptualized by former zoo director Chen Pao-Chung.

    Wikimedia Commons Source: Wikimedia Commons

    21) Čumil

    Čumil, a.k.a. The Watcher, is located in the Old Town of Bratislava, Slovakia. The sculpture depicts a man at work peeking out of a manhole. Some say that if you make a wish that you keep secret while touching the man’s head, it will come true.

    Welcome To Bratislava Source: Welcome To Bratislava

    22) Iguana Park

    No this park doesn’t have an infestation, these are sculptures. This is Klein-Gartmanplantsoen square in Amsterdam. It contains 40 bronze statutes of lizards and iguanas by artist Hans van Houwelingen.

    gvlt.wordpress.com Source: gvlt.wordpress.com

    23) Mihai Eminescu Bust

    This incredible sculpture looks like trees but it’s also a bust. This is a bust of famous Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu. The is located in Onesti, Romania.

    Pinterest Source: Pinterest

    24) Man Hanging Out

    Man Hanging Out is a statue of a dangling Sigmund Freud. It’s located in Old Town Prague and shows Freud deciding whether to hang on or let go. This alarming statue was created by artist David Cerny.

    civicartsproject.com Source: civicartsproject.com

    25) The Kelpies

    The Kelpies are enormous sculptures of two shape-shifting water spirits that are taking the form of horse heads. They are each 30 meters high. They are located in Grangemouth, Scotland.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    26) A Day Out

    A Day Out is a really cute set of four life-size bronze pig statutes. They look like they are having fun and enjoying their day out in the Rundle Mall in Australia. The piece was named by the public.

    adelaidia.sa.gov.au Source: adelaidia.sa.gov.au

    27) The Unknown Official

    The Unknown Official pays homage to the nameless city officials. It was sculpted by Magnús Tómasson in 1994. It’s located in Reykjavik, Iceland.

    Atlas Obscura Source: Atlas Obscura

    28) The Headington Shark

    The Headington Shark is another fun sculpture. It’s embedded into a rooftop on High Street in Headington, Oxford in England. The shark has been there since 1986 and is about 25 feet long.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    29) Rock Sculpture of Decebalus

    This sculpture is of Decebalus, the last king of Dacia who fought against the Roman Empire to preserve independence of what is now Romania. It’s carved into the rock face and is the tallest rock relief in Europe. It’s about 141 feet high and 104 feet side.



    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    30) Emperors Yan and Huang

    This monument of Chinese emperors Yan Di and Huang Di is carved from a mountain on the Yellow River in Yan Huang Plaza in Zhengzhou, Henan. It is about 348 feet high and took about 20 years to build. It cost $22.5 million to build.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    31) Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue

    This mega statue is part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It shows Genhis Khan riding horseback on the bank of the Tuul River. It’s 131-feet high and is symbolically pointed east towards Khan’s birthplace.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    32) Ushiku Daibutsu

    The Ushiku Daibutsu statue is 390 feet high and is located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The bronze statue depicts the Amitabha Buddha. It’s also known as Ushiku ARCADIA which stands for Amida’s Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    33) Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes

    According to Wikipedia the Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes is the fourth tallest statue in China and the sixth tallest statue in the world. It is gilded bronze and features Avalokiteśvara, a bodhisattva that embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. It is 325 feet high and is located in Weisha, Changsha, Hunan in the People’s Republic of China.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    34) The Motherland Calls

    The Motherland Calls is the center of the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad monument on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. It was designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich and Nikolai Nikitin. She is 279 feet tall.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    35) Christ the Redeemer

    This statue of Jesus Christ was built by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot, with Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida working on the face. It was built between 1922 and 1931. It stands 98 feet high with a 26-foot pedestal atop the peak of Corcovado mount in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    36) African Renaissance Monument

    This bronze statue can be found on top of one of the twin hills of Collines des Mamelles outside Dakar, Senegal. it is 49 meters tall and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb. It was designed by Pierre Goudiaby.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    37) Dandelion Fairy Sculpture

    UK based sculptor Robin Wright crafts whimsical sculptures that look like they are in motion with steel wire. He’s famous for his fairy statues which appear to be almost carried away by a dandelion blowing in the wind. Lots of his fairies are on display at Trentham Gardens.

    Robin Wright Source: Robin Wright

    38) Appennine Colossus

    The Appennine Colossus can be found within the gardens of the Villa Medici at Pratolino near Florence, Italy. It measures about 35-feet-tall and his beard is made of stalactites. The sculpture is also a building and has a fireplace that causes smoke to come out of his nose when lit.

    Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia

    39) The Force of Nature

    The Force of Nature is a series of gravity-defying sculptures by Lorenzo Quin. It depicts what is believed to be Mother Nature whipping the world around with a piece of cloth. Different versions of the statue have been featured all over the world.

    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    40) Feltpve

    Feltpve means “ripped up” or “popped up.” It’s a massive statue by Hungarian artist Evin Lornth Herv. It was temporarily installed in Budapest’s Szchenyi Square.

    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    41) The Caring Hand

    The Caring hand sculpture is located in Glarus, Switzerland. The hand is nestled around a tree in a local park. It is a piece by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber.

    Imgur Source: Imgur

    42) Vicissitudes

    Vicissitudes is an underwater sculpture by Jason de Caires Taylor. It shows life-size figures holding hands in a circle. It’s a part of the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park in the Caribbean Sea off the west coast of Grenda, West Indies.

    The Black Atlantic Source: The Black Atlantic

    43) Love

    You’re always going to find mindblowing works of art at the Burning Man Festival. Alexander Milov’s Love is one of the most memorable. It shows two adults with their backs turned to each other while their inner children who are illuminated and unified.

    reinterpellations.web.unc.edu Source: reinterpellations.web.unc.edu

    44) Rain

    Rain is a 6-foot-tall sculpture made of bronze and glass. It depicts a big raindrop over the figures face and was created by Ukranian artist Nazar Bilyk. Bilyk says the sculpture is meant to show man’s inner dialogue with himself

    My Modern Met Source: My Modern Met

    45) The Rising Tide

    The Rising Tide is a series of working horses with riders on their backs on the banks of the River Thames in Central London. It is loosely based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. The horses’ heads are replaced with oil well pumps to show an attitude of denial or ambivalence toward climate change. The young riders represent hope in changing the future.

    Jason deCaires Taylor Source: Jason deCaires Taylor

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