Famous statues of the world

Famous statues of the world

 

Statues have been designed by man ever since the prehistory for every kinds of reasons and in every size. The first statue which is called as Lion Man, that is a 29.6 cm sculpture was actually created nearly 32,000 years ago. The initial Seven Wonders of the World included two statues one being The Colossus of Rhodes and the other Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

However, today statues have been erected all over the world representing everything from religious deities, historical events and influential people.

The famous statues in our list were all meant to stand outside to face the elements but with time some of them have been relocated to a museum since their creation.

  1. The Manneken Pis, Belgium

 

The Mnnelan Pis is a lovely statue which was designed in the year 1388 and is one of the most loved symbols of Brussels. It initially served as the means by which people in Brussels received water.

The small bronze statue sizes about 30 cm, and it represents a small naked boy urinating in the basin of a fountain. It is located in the old part of town. The Statue has been so important that there were attempts to rob it by many armed forces.

There have been numerous stories about the origin of the Statue. Some claimed the little boy put out a fire through his tinkle, thus saved the city from burning to ashes. Some also believed that during the battle in Ransbeke, a kid was hung from a tree in a basket in order to bring good fortune to troops while they battled against the enemies and from there a two-year-old peed on the enemy troops due to which they lost the war.

 

  1. The Statue of Unity, India

 

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the Statue of Unity on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai. He was the first home minister of India and is acknowledged with uniting the 562 princely states in 1947.

The Statue is of Sardar Patel itself. He was a commanding yet unfazed, humble, and brave leader. It towers the mighty Narmada river.

The construction of the enormous Statue began in the year 2014, and the government of India expended about 3.050 crores on the project.

The Statue was created by Ram V Sutar, who is a Padma Bhushan recipient, and the complex bronze work was completed by a Chinese foundry known as the Jiangxi Toqine Company. The Statue is thought to change its colour in near a century and turn green due to the aging process. The bronze will be oxidized into green colour.

 

  1. Venus de Milo, Paris

It is believed that the Statue Venus de Milo with Grecian heritage portrays the Greek Goddess of beauty and love, who was often portrayed half-naked. The Statue was in fact found by Yorgos Kentrotas, who was a tenant farmer in the year 1820.

Alexandros is thought to have crafted the work of art between 130 and 100 B.C. The message on the slab on which the Statue rests is actually lost about two centuries ago.

 

  1. The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

 

The Great Sphinx is amongst the world’s largest sculptures that is approximately 240 feet (73 metres) long and 66 feet (20 metres) high. It showcases a lion’s body and a human head decorated with a royal headdress. The statue was sculpted from a single piece of limestone and pigment residue advocates that the entire Great Sphinx was painted. According to some estimations, it would have taken about 3 years for hundred workers to finish the statue.

The Statue was never so-called the Sphinx by ancient Egyptians. The word Sphinx is in fact Greek, and therefore it was applied to this magnificent Egyptian Statue at Giza.

The Statue is old, and it soon did begin to fade in the sand. There are engravings on a slab between the paws of the Great Sphinx, that tell the tale of how the Statue was saved from the sands of time.

 

  1. Little Mermaid, Denmark

 

Located in Denmark and Designed by Edvard Eriksen The Little Mermaid was established in the Year 1913. The date was then memorialized as the birthday of the mermaid. This Statue is actually the most renowned tourist attraction in Denmark. It is also one of the highly popular and photographed statues across the globe.

 

The Little Mermaid statue was constructed by the founder of Carlsberg beer, Carl Jacobsen. He listened a ballet that was created on the Little Mermaid and this actually inspired him to produce the beautiful Statue of a mermaid sitting alone on the rock.

The Statue was shaped by Edvard Eriksen who was a renowned Danish sculptor.

The Statue is based on two different women. The head of the statue was carved after the ballet dancer Ellen Price while the body of the statue was modelled after Eline Eriksen who the wife of the sculptor is. This happened because the model was uncomfortable in posing naked.

  1. Spring Temple Buddha, China

 

This amazing Statue of the Buddha was initially the tallest Statue in the world, until the year 2018.The beautiful sculpture portrays the Vairocana Buddha and is about 420 feet tall. The Statue stands on three structures, a huge lotus pedestal, a diamond seat and a Sumeru Seat; all of which are in together a staggering 208 meters in height.

Even after being the Tallest Statue in the globe once, this splendid Statue is not that well known and is hidden away in a secluded part of the Henan province in China. There are often only a few of tourists present there all day.

  1. The Thinker, Paris

 

The Thinker is a beautiful statue of a naked man who is sitting on a rock, his back is bent forward, chin is resting on his hand, brows furrowed, and the mouth is thrusted into knuckles. He is observing the twisted figures of those who are suffering in circles of hell below.

The statue which is shaped by Auguste Rodin is so lifelike and perfect that many people believed that he formed the statue over real bodies.  The Thinker became one of the most adored pieces in the history of art.

There are several duplicates of The Thinker and they can be seen in numerous museums, and one is even erected alongside the grave of Auguste Rodin. The Thinker was initially known as The Poet.

  1. Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro

 

Christ the Redeemer is one of the most famed and noticeable monuments in the world. The Statue, as clear by its name, is a huge solid version of Jesus Christ and it sits atop of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

The outer shell of the sculpture is covered with roughly six million soapstone tiles. Some say that the laborers wrote notes on the innermost side of those tiles, which suggests that the splendid Statue might be full of hidden messages and notes.

The foundation stone of Christ The Redeemer was laid in 1922 and was inaugurated in 1931. The statue is being illuminated by remote control by Marconi.

It is about 2,300 feet above sea level. it was an extremely courageous project at that time. since everything had to be pulled up the mountain and the work was disrupted countless time because of fierce winds, massive and dense clouds. Though in those times they didn’t have the safety limitations that exist today.

Brazilian engineer and architect Heitor da Silva Costa had won the design competition before building the statue.

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It took nine years to build the Statue.

  1. The Motherland Calls, Russia

“THE MOTHERLAND CALLS” IS A towering statue which is situated at the top of Mamayev Kurgan, a hill that guards the city of Volgograd that is formerly Stalingrad. The massive artwork is the centrepiece of a wider memorial centre that honours the Battle of Stalingrad which is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare.

It is a 172-foot elevated statue of a female figure with wings and holding a sword. The Statue is a memorial for the men who have lost their lives in the Battle of Stalingrad and those who came back to serve their state.

The statue is one of the most remarkable places in all of Russia. It is definitely a thrilling sight to behold. The Statue has contributed significantly to the political identity of Russia.

The Statue was conceived by Yevgeny Vuchetich who is a famous sculptor of his time. Engineer Nikolai Nikitin also worked for the same. It is the tallest Statue in Europe and the tallest Statue of a woman in the whole world.

  1. Statue of Liberty, New York

 

Location in United States and Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi the statue was established in year 1886. It has Height of 93 m and Weight of 225 tons

The Statue of Liberty comprises a woman who is wearing a sheet and holding a flamed torch in the raised hand. She also has declaration of Independence in the other.

The Statue of Liberty was the project of two countries involving United States and France. It was a signature of strong friendship bond between two nations. It was crafted from sheets of hammered copper.

The Statue of Liberty was erected America on a small Island in Upper New York Bay. That particular island is now known as liberty island.

The statue was at initially administered by U.S. Lighthouse Board because the illuminated torch was believed as a navigational aid. It was announced a national monument in 1924. And in 1933 the administration of the statue was arranged under the National Park Service.

 

 

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