Top 5 Most Famous Sculptures in the World

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The sculpture is one of the forms of art that are considered to be the oldest. During the start of time, this type of art is being used in order to honor people or create landmarks that are useful in reminding people about the different things that the people who are portrayed in those statues. The main point why different statues were created is to create something that will remind the people about the good deeds of the people who are considered as the subjects.

In this section, you will find the five most famous sculptures in the world. These sculptures are known not only in the place where they are built but also in the different parts of the world. Here is the list:

1. Moai

Among all the statues and sculptures on the list, this is the most famous and the weirdest. This can be found on Easter Island. This location is considered to be one of the places that are isolated in the world. The Polynesian colonizers created this sculpture and it is believed that they made this between 1250 AD and 1500 AD. This statue is created in order to show how they remember their dead loved ones.

There are different moai that were created. The tallest among these sculptures is called Paro. This has a height of 33 feet and it is almost 75 tons in weight. It is known that there are many statues that were left standing until conflicts between different clans in the islands became the reason why some were destroyed. Now, there are almost 50 moai that were placed in different museums.

2. Christ the Redeemer

This statue of Christ can be found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You will find this on the top of a 2,300 feet mountain of Corcovado. This is 39.6 meters tall. It has a 9.5-meter pedestal and it is included in the height that was mentioned. When it comes to the width, it is 98 feet wide. This is symbolizing Christianity and this is famous and iconic. This is a very important symbol of Christianity that is highly regarded as one of the most important due to its height and its location.

You often see this as one of the main attractions in Brazil. This has also been featured many times in different movies. For Christians, this large statue is not just something that represents religion but it is also one of the best ways to make the world know that God is in the highest part of the world.

3. Statue of Liberty

The statue of liberty is a gift that the United States of America got from France for the celebration of the Declaration of Independence. This statue or work of sculpture is something that is known in the whole world. This serves as a sign of liberty not only to the Americans but also to different people from different countries. This sculpture features a woman who wears a set of sandals, and a shiny crown.

It also features a chain that is broken and a torch that is being raised by the woman in her right hand and a tablet. This was created in France in 1884. Right after the completion, this was delivered to the United States of America. Many people who are migrating to the US want to see this sculpture because it is very famous in all parts of the world.

4. The Great Sphinx

The great sphinx can be found in Egypt. It is located in Giza Plateau, which is also located just near Cairo. This is considered to be part of the list not only of the most famous but also in the list of the oldest and largest statues that was ever built in the world. Until now, they are still debating about who the model of the sculpture is and who built it. With its very old history, it is hard to look for the details that are revolving around those facts.

This great sphinx is located in a surrounding where you would also see different pyramids. Even the time when it was built is also part of the debate. However, according to Egyptologists, this was created around 2500 B by a certain pharaoh named Khafre. This person is also the same as the one who created a pyramid in the same location.

5. David (By Michael Angelo)

David is the fifth on the list of the most popular statues of sculptures in the world. Michaelangelo created this in the middle of 1501 and 1504. This is considered to be a masterpiece during the time of the Renaissance. Michaelangelo created this statue in order to present a portrayal of King David. This is not the same with the different works of art that are featuring David. In this sculpture, he showed the nude King David before a fight. According to him, the statue is a representation of King David who is not yet in the battle.

At the moment, the statue is already in the Academia Gallery, which is located in Florence, Italy. They moved it to the said place in order to make sure that it will not be damaged. Up until these days, there are still many people who are coming in order to visit the said sculpture. With its fame, a replica of the statue is placed in Piazza Della Signoria.

There are other sculptures that are famous in different parts of the world. There are those that can be found in the parks and those that are in private offices. There are different saints with many statues around the world and there are also different heroes that are being honored in different countries with the different busts and statues in the parks and public places. The main reason why there are sculptures is to help people remember the different people who have been helping the country in many ways and the leaders who did good things for the people.

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