Every country has some famous statues which attract visitors from all over the world, The statues have different importance in different cultures, Sculptures have given an enticing perception to human life in various eras. To see the history and know about some great people in olden times the Most Popular Statues of All Countries. Read the list of top 10 famous statues of the world 2018.
10. Moai, Chile-
Moai statues are colossal monoliths that reside on the Easter Island.The Moai statues are created by Rapa Nui public from the year 1250 to 1500. There are around thousand colossal Moai statues and their creation and transportation itself a remarkable thing.These statues are around 30 feet high, minimalistic pieces of art.
9. The Motherland Calls, Russia-
The Mother Russia statue (also known as The Motherland Calls), is a very famous statue of Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The tallest statue of a woman in the world, it was designed on a local Russian girl and commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad. The 200 steps that show to the statue symbolizes the days the Battle was fought for. This has an approximated measurement of 82 meters (270 ft) high and the sword is about 31 m (105 ft) in length.
8.Venus de Milo, France-
Venus de Milo knew as the Aphrodite of Milos is a sculpture depicting the Roman Goddess of love and beauty Venus. It is a marble sculpture created by the Alexandros of Antioch and was created between 130 and 100 BCE, placed at the Lovre Museum in Paris, France. The sculpture is little larger than life at 6.8ft high and is at display Part of its hand and the original plinth was lost following the discovery. It was a gifted to the king Louis XVIII by the Marquis de Riviere, who gave it to the Louvre for display.
7. Christ of the Abyss, Italy-
Christ of the Abyss is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ located at the San Fruttuoso, Italy. It is 2.5 metres high and the depth of 17 metres, with arms and head raised skywards as a sign of Christ offering peace. It was placed at the Mediterranean Sea, off San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera, on 22 August 1954. It was sculptured by Guodo Galleti at the initiative of a legendary Italian diver Duilio Gonzatti.
6. Little Mermaid, Denmark-
One of the most iconic statues in the world. Based on the fairy tale Little Mermaid has been sitting on the rocks of Langeline promenade, Copenhagen for the last 104 years. The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. The unimposing statue is just 4 ft tall and is as mesmerizing as it was when it had been posted there, The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.
5. The Thinker- Paris, France-
The Thinker is a bronze statue made by Auguste Rodin.
The sculpture is a life-size figure, showing a nude male sitting on one rock having his chin resting on hand as if deeply thinking something. It also represents philosophy. The figure has a height of 20-feet tall, Rodin made the first part in the year 1880, but it was completed by the year 1904.
4. David by Michelangelo, Italy-
One of the masterpieces of rebirth sculpture is created by Michelangelo and is one of the most famous of his works. Standing nude at 17ft, perched on a pedestal at Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. David is the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah and according to the New Testament is the ancestor of Jesus.
3. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil-
One of the seven wonder’s of the world, Christ the Redeemer is an art deco statue mounted on a pedestal over Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio De Janeiro, was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brazilian Independence in 1922 and was completed in 1931, Standing 700 meters above the ground this 38 meters tall statue overlooks the entire city and is the one place photographers get the best panoramic photos.
2.Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt-
The largest and most popular Sphinx in the world was formed from the bedrock of the Giza flat terrain on the west bank of the Nile River. This 73-metre long Egyptian wonder, carved entirely out of a single stone has an array of mysterious mysteries surrounding it and continues to puzzle historians.
1. The Statue of liberty (liberty enlightening the world), USA-
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World’ was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and now stands on Liberty Island in New York. Built by the renowned sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Lady Liberty is universally recognised as a symbol of freedom and democracy.
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