Around the world, you can find monuments, statues, and sculptures displayed in public parks and other places of interests. These public artworks are in most cases, figures of heroes and distinguished individuals who have significant contributions to the country or to the locality. However, statue and sculpture art objects which are creatively designed that you would swear, their concept or idea never crossed your mind. This, of course, does not only refer to statues and sculptures of heroes and statesmen but in large part, to other things like animals and inanimate objects. You can find unusual statue and sculpture art objects aside from the usual display of distinguished individuals revered by the community. Here are the 20 most amazing and fascinating sculptures in the world.
20 Most Amazing and Fascinating Sculptures in the World
Paige Bradley is an American sculptor known for representative figurative bronzes. Bradley became popularly known for her sculpture concept “Expansion” is a sculpture depicting a naked woman in full yoga session. Her meditation seems to transcend her so much that her skin cracks and reveals by breaches a very luminous interior.
Robin Wight, a UK-based sculptor that works primarily with stainless steel wire, has mastered the creation of enchanting and dynamic fairy sculptures that seem to dance in or struggle against the wind. Much of Wight’s artwork is on display at Trentham Gardens, formal Italianate gardens that are part of an English landscape park in the Trentham Estate of Trentham, Staffordshire.
This epic colossus, half man, half mountain, was erected in the late 1500s by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains. This mountain god, fittingly named Appennino, stand 35 feet tall over the ground of the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany. The monster that his left-hand holds spewed water from an underground stream, and it is rumored that space in his head was made for a fireplace which, when lit, would blow smoke out of his nostrils.
The Force of Nature is a series of sculptures by artist Lorenzo Quinn that depicts a woman pivoting the world around with a piece of cloth. The woman, presumably Mother Nature, is swept with a gust of wind, forcefully draping her attire and hair behind her. Having displayed slightly different versions of this piece all over the world, from England and the United States to Monaco and Singapore, each sculpture provides its own sense of twirling motion without the slightest bit of physical movement.
Mustangs of Las Colinasis a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs galloping across a granite stream. Tourists from around the world come to view the impressive, larger-than-life depiction that serves as the centerpiece of Williams Square, a stark, pink granite plaza in the Las Colinas Urban Center.
The 2,4-meter high, dramatically impressive bronze statue of the „Black Ghost“ in Klaipeda was created by two Lithuanian artists – Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas in 2010. The sculpture depicts a hooded figure of a ghost climbing out of the murky water to the shore with the lantern in one hand.
Diminish and Ascend is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this year that allows the mind to wander and imagine a surreal escape. Though it appears to be a long climb to the top that goes beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, it is nothing more than an optical illusion.
Artist Ervin Loránth Hervé created an impressive sculpture called “Popped Up” that depicts a giant man crawling out of the earth. The polystyrene sculpture is located at Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary, and was one of the highlights of the Art Market Budapest 2014 international contemporary art fair.
The statue has just been unveiled in Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou, China. It’s 58 meters (190ft) tall and weighs over 1,320 tonnes, and it contains over 4,000 strips of bronze. It was designed by Han Meilin, who is probably best known for his designs of the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascots, and the monument is so big that there’s even an 8,000sqm museum inside it.
French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing. The sculptures were put on display in Marseilles to celebrate its position as the 2013 European Capital of Culture. They are skillful works of art even without the omissions, but the missing parts of the sculptures make them truly extraordinary and unique.