The magical touch of a sculptor creates wonderful masterpieces in stone and one cannot narrow down the best sculptures ever. The classical art of sculpture began in ancient Greece. European countries take the lead in showcasing the highest number of sculptures - they have sculptures as part of their streets, in historical places, in places of worship, etc, The sculptures add interesting flavor even to most boring places and they create a pleasing ambiance. The Spring Temple Buddha is the largest statue in the world. The total height of the monument is 153 meters including a 20-meter lotus throne and a 25-meter building. Initially, sculptures were made to worship God which slowly gave way for classical art forms to remember famous people and now modern sculptures are free to represent any idea irrelevant to any living forms. Every city has its own beautiful work of art and no matter where you go, you are sure to come across an inspiring sculpture that proves the imagination of the human mind. Satish Gujral, Tapan Talukdar and Krishna Reddy are notable and famous sculptors in India. Listed below are some of the world's famous creative sculptures for you to explore and enjoy.
The stairsteps appear to reach an infinite path into the sky is located in Australia. It is titled Diminish and Ascend and created by artist David McCracken.
The Raindrop by Nazar Bilyk is a human-sized bronze and glass statue which represents the relationship of man with elements. Raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms.
'The caring Hand' is an art installation in Glarus, Switzerland which reminds us of the importance of protecting trees and make our planet greener.
The force of nature is a series of sculptures by artist Lorenzo Quinn which portrays woman pivoting the world in a piece of cloth. This sculpture with slight variations is found all over the world from England and the United States to Monaco and Singapore.Sculpture mother nature rotating earth
The Belgian artist Tom Frantzen has created the humourous statue of a policeman being tripped down by a man hiding in a manhole. This statue was created in the year 1985 and is located in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium.
The British artist Robin Wight has created dramatic sculptures of winged fairies dancing to the wind. He created them using stainless steel wire and look lively in their dynamic poses along with the flying dandelions.
The galloping mustangs installed in Las Colinas is a bronze sculpture created by Robert Glen which is kept in Williams Square in Irving, Texas. It has a group of nine wild mustangs which is actually 1.5 times life-size crossing the watercourse.
The sculpture of a salmon fish swimming through the bricks of the building is whimsical to enjoy. The Transcendence is the sculpture created by Keith Jellum and is located in Portland, Oregon, USA.
The spider sculpture is one of the largest sculptures measuring over 30 feet high and over 33 feet wide and was created in 1999 by Bourgeois as part of The Universe Series in Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern.
The Hippo Square in Taipei Zoo is the brainchild of former zoo director Chen Pao-Chung. The Hippo square attracts a lot of tourists and is one of the most photographed places around the world.
The underwater sculpture created by Jason de Caires Taylor in Nassau, Bahamas is made from PH-neutral cement. The Ocean Atlas is 5 meters tall and weighs around 60 tonnes.
The 30-meter high horse head sculpture called Kelpies is the world's largest equestrian sculpture. The sculpture is located in Falkirk, Scotland, and is a monument to horse-powered heritage across central Scotland.
The statue of Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon popularly known as The Rain Man is located in front of the Obihall theater in Fabrisio de Andre.
The Heading Shark created by John Buckley is a rooftop sculpture located in Oxford, England. It is made of fiberglass and is 25 feet high.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has a lot of beautiful sculptures and is located in Wakefield, UK. The Heart of Trees sculptures are slightly over life-size and are part of the Jaume Plensa exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The funny and beautiful artwork - The Monument of an Annonymous Passerby has 14 life-size human figures on the intersection of Pilsudskiego and Swidnicka streets in ascending and descending positions. The artworks represent the turbulent period of Polish history.
The Rising Tide is an art installation created by renowned British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Jason's sculptures depict the adverse effects of the modern industrial world. The Rising Tide art installation is 11 feet high and is seen over the Thames river bed.
Freedom sculpture located in GlaxoSmithKline building in Philadelphia portrays the transformation of a man from bondage to freedom. It is created by artist Zenos Frudakis.
The Love Sculpture at the Burning Man festival in Nevada represents the inner child reaching out to each other where the adults are sitting back to back. The sculpture is created by Alexander Milov of Ukraine and has received the Burning Man art grant for this artwork.
The statue of Non-Violence also known as The Knotted Gun is created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward. The sculpture is located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Statue of Liberty in New York City, a statue of David by Michelangelo in Italy, Venus De Milo in France, The Thinker statue in France, Manneken Pis in Belgium are few among the most famous sculptures in the world.
Europe countries take the lead in showcasing the highest number of sculptures - they have sculptures as part of their streets, in historical places, in places of worship, etc.,
Sathish Gujral, Tapan Talukdar, and Krishna Reddy are notable and famous sculptors in India.
The classical art of sculpture began in ancient Greece.
The Russian city of Tomsk has the smallest public monument in the world - a tiny bronze frog sitting on top of smooth rock.
Dr.Ambedkar has the most statues in India.
The Spring Temple Buddha is the largest statue in the world. The total height of the monument is 153 meters including a 20-meter lotus throne and a 25-meter building.
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