Famous lines said by Michelangelo “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”. Sculptures are possibly one of the most incredible and stunning forms of art. You can see statues and sculptures exhibited in public parks and other places of interests around the word. In most cases these public sculptures and statues made in the memory of those heroes who have remarkable contributions to the country. Some sculptures and statues are so unique and carefully crafted that they make you look twice.
Here are some of the most creative and inspired pieces from around the world.
1: Statue of Liberty
Statue of liberty is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy located in New York Harbor in United States. It was created on October 28, 1886. Its height is 93 m. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
2: Mustangs at Las Colinas
Mustangs is a bronze sculpture located at Williams Square in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It was created by Robert Glen and was dedicated on Sept. 25, 1984.
3: The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay
The Knotted Gun is located in Turtle Bay, New York, USA. It was created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd in the memory of his friend John Lennon who was shot dead.
4: The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is a bronze sculpture located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was created by Edvard Eriksen based on a fairy tale. It is 1.25 meter tall and weighs 175 kilograms.
5: The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby
The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby is located in Wroclaw, Poland. This monument honors those who were imprisoned, who disappeared, or who got “sucked underground” during the Communist regime.
6: Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was created by Paul Landowski, Heitor da Silva Costa in 1931. It is the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world with the height of 30 meters, not including its 8-meter pedestal and its arms stretch 28 meters wide.
7: The Kelpies
The Kelpies is one of the largest pieces of public art located in Helix Park, Grangemouth, United Kingdom. It was created by Andy Scott. This sculpture was completed in October 2013 and opened to the public in April 2014.
8: Charles La Trobe Statue
An upside down Charles La Trobe Statue is located at La Trobe University in Bundoora. in Melbourne, Australia. This 5m statue was created by Queensland artist Charles Robb. This statue was build in the memory of Charles La Trobe, Victoria’s first lieutenant-governor.
9: The unknown official Statue
The unknown official statue is located in Iceland. It was created by Magnús Tómasson in the honour of soldiers in 1994.
10: De Vaartkapoen
De Vaartkapoen Statue is located in Brussels, Belgium. It was created by Tom Frantzen. It represents a policeman Brussels caught by a “rogue channel” out of a sewer. The artist wanted to represent “Youth waver making authority.”