Sometimes it is hard to comprehend how the artists from the past could be so precise and innovative. They left behind some incredible legacies and sculptures, that’s admired by millions of people. Not having a clue that they will shape eras with their art and immortalize their names, they created something out of this world. Here are some of the most popular sculpture in the world:
Statue of David
This might be the world’s most famous sculpture – David by Michelangelo. It resides in Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy and it is one of the greatest art works from the Renaissance period. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni who created this wonder, was an Italian sculptor, poet, painter and architect. He gave us much to admire.
Venus De Milo
This ancient Greek sculpture is known worldwide and it is believed to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. It was created approximately a thousand years BC and, by some, it is believed to depict Aphrodite while others claim that it depicts another Greek Goddess – Amphitrite. This sculpture is made out of marble and it is currently located in Louvre, Paris France.
François Auguste René Rodin, or simply Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor who created The Thinker. One cannot forget his name when we are talking about the modern sculpture. This bronze sculpture, cast in 1904, is one of Rodin’s most famous works. Even though he had a very traditional approach in sculpting, his works were so unique and complex that we consider them to be priceless today. This sculpture is located in the garden of Rodin Museum in Paris.
Statue Of Liberty
It is a known fact that Statue Of Liberty is one of the first associations with the USA. Designed by the great Frederic Auguste Bartholdi in 1886 and created by Gustave Eiffel, this statue is located on Liberty Island on Manhattan in New York. Made out of copper, the Statue Of Liberty depicts a Roman Goddess Libertas who is carrying a torch in one hand and a tablet with the U.S. Declaration of Independence in the other.
If you ever wondered which are the most popular sculptures around the world, now you know. With so many beautiful and meaningful sculptures on this planet, you can learn a few important information of some of them and continue learning about art.