I bet you’ve noticed that almost every city has its own creative sculptures or statues, usually tucked along streets or city squares. Some of them are pretty ordinary, but others… Other famous sculptures can be extremely eye-catching and conversation-provoking.
The oldest known statuette, named Venus of Hohle Fels, dates back to around 33.000 – 38.000 BCE, and since then the sculpture art has changed in many ways. If this form of art was used to depict the surrounding world at first, then quickly it became a way to worship gods and later, as it turned to classical art era, to commemorate famous people. Now, modern sculptures might represent an idea and not an object or a living being at all, take odd shapes, and be made from absolutely any material imaginable.
To save you some trips across the world, Bored Panda has put together a list of the most creative sculptures and famous statues found throughout the globe. Some are old, some are modern art pieces, but they’re all super creative and awe-inspiring. Take a look below and don’t forget to vote for your favorite works of art – either classical or created by modern sculptors.
Did we miss any? Post your pics in the comment section!
Expansion By Paige Bradley, New York, Usa
Dramatic Fairy Sculpture Dancing With Dandelion By Robin Wight, Uk
Colossus, Florence, Italy
Inner Children Trapped Inside Adult Bodies By Alexander Milov
The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn
Mustangs By Robert Glen, Las Colinas, Texas, Usa
Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania
The Caring Hand, Glarus, Switzerland
Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania
The Rain Man By Jean-michel Folon, Italy
Diminish And Ascend By David Mccracken, Bondi, Australia
Popped Up By Ervin Loránth Hervé, Budapest, Hungary
Viccisitudes By Jason Decaires Taylor, Grenada, Vest Indies
Raindrop By Nazar Bilyk, Ukraine
Shadow Street Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia
Epic 1,320-ton God Of War Statue In China
Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan
The Shoes On The Danube Bank By Can Togay & Gyula Pauer, Budapest, Hungary