The most famous sculpture in the world
In the days of living in caves, people have come up to create rock paintings, celebrating this memorable historical dates. And then man learned how to cut and molding sculptures out of various materials. Today, there are many of the most famous sculptures in the world, which attract the attention of people who are interested in such art. And who created the most famous sculpture in the world, what meaning they carry and where?
Venus De Milo
The most famous sculpture in the world depicts the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. Date of its creation in around the 2nd century BC. it is believed that the sculpture is made by Hagesandros Antioch. Carved of marble, the statue reaches a height of just over two metres. Found a statue of a French sailor in 1820 (and. Milos), which came down to the shore of the island and excavated the ruins of ancient amphitheater in conjunction with local farmer. Hand of Aphrodite was first on the spot, but subsequently lost during the dispute which occurred between the French, decided to bring the sculpture to their homeland, and masters of the Islands – Turks, did not want to release such a valuable antiquity from their native lands. Today this sculpture in the Louvre.
This sculptural image created by the hand of Michelangelo (at the age of 28). 5-meter statue of the second king of Israel who ruled for 40 years, has become a true pinnacle of the art of the Renaissance. Jewish prophecy States that from the lineage of David will come the Messiah. And, according to the records of the New Testament Christians and there was a descent of Christ from king David. That is why this image of the ideal ruler is the most replicated around the world.
The author of this 1.5-meter bronze sculptures, created in 1440, by Donatello. This sculpture is the first of those that depict the naked human body. David smiled enigmatically and looks head had just slain Goliath.
Statue created in honor of the goddess Nike. It has been erected by people living on the island of Rhodes, in honor of the victory, which was won by them over the fleet of the king of Syria. A statue of the goddess was on the rock, and its pedestal was made in the form of the nose of the ship. The sculpture was found in 1863 on the island of Samothrace. Just by looking at this statue with flowing clothes, you can feel the massive power and an uncontrollable desire to go forward. The statue is now in the Louvre.
This is one of the most famous sculptures in the world, which was created by Auguste Rodin in 1882. The author first decided to call his creation «Poet» – the sculpture was to include a track called «Gates of hell» («the divine Comedy»). But then the author’s intention was somewhat modified, and the image of Dante has changed to a unique Creator. A model of this sculpture was the Frenchman Jean Bo, who represented the physical power. Now established at least twenty copies of this sculpture in bronze and marble. One of the bronze sculptures placed at the grave of the author in MEUDON.
In this sculpture, the famous sculptor Michelangelo transferred all of Mary’s sorrow for a lost son. Creation it was created by the author to 24 years of age and is one of his best works, which is just saturated with emotion, humanity and deep symbolism. In addition, the Pieta is the only work of Michelangelo, which he signed.
This is the goddess of justice in Ancient Greece. Themis is blindfolded, and holds in his hands the conch and weight. Headband means fairness, mark the scales weighing good and evil, and the cornucopia indicates a retribution or recompense of the one who appeared before the court of the goddess. This sculpture was installed at the entrance to the building of the Russian Supreme court, however, without the blindfold, which caused a lot of acrimony in the media.
The bust of Nefertiti is one of the most famous sculptures in the world. Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was wife of Akhenaten, who became a great reformer. Executed a bust of the Queen made of limestone and is fully painted. For quite a few years Egypt and Germany have not come to a compromise about who should own this sculpture.
The characters of this marble sculpture is the creation of Rodin, taken from «the divine Comedy». It was created by the author in 1889. This creation of the great sculptor depicts aristocrat from Italy, who fell in love with the younger brother of her husband – it happened reading works of love. As a result, the husband learned about it, killed them both. The sculpture is made in such a way that the person is not for the lips women, indicates that sin they did, but were killed.
The discus thrower
This is the first antique statue depicting a man in motion. Created the first such sculpture was in the 450 year of bronze, its author is the sculptor Myron. What we can see today, this is a copy of the original sculpture (the original was lost in the Middle ages). Besides copies of the discus thrower in our time quite a lot.
Hermes with Dionysus at the hands of
This statue, depicting Hermes with the infant Dionysus is made from marble. It was found during the excavations of the temple of Hera (Olympia) in 1887. Tall Hermes reaches 2.12 m, and together with the pedestal the sculpture is of 3.70 m. Today, the sculpture is partially lost limbs of Hermes and Dionysus is in the Museum of Olympia.
The Burghers Of Calais
This sculptural group was created in 1888 by Rodin by order of the authorities of Calais. It incorporated part of the city’s history when the English king Edward III took the city in the siege, tired and exhausted from hunger, people were forced to surrender. Then the king demanded that six nobles came to him with ropes on his neck and in rags, to allow himself to be executed – in this case, he promised to leave all the inhabitants of the city alive. Seeing more exhausted and emaciated people of Calais, the English Queen was sorry and begged the king in the name of their unborn child, to keep them alive. Rodin refused to create this arrangement on a pedestal, the figures of the burghers of Calais are located on the same level with those wishing to look at the sculptural group.
This is one of the most famous and high statues in the world, located in Volgograd. The height of the statue is 52 meters. The figure of a woman who took a step forward, calling their sons to defend the homeland.
The Statue Of Christ The Redeemer
This statue, installed in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), known throughout the world. It is located at an altitude of 700 meters above the sea. The height of the figure of Christ is 30 meters. The statue on Corcovado mountain in 1931. It’s quite a popular statue, so in some other countries even tried to repeat.
This sculpture, found in Brussels, a very famous. When and who created this sculpture is unknown. It involves a lot of legends and stories. But absolutely precisely it is possible to say that sculpture is not one hundred years – there is some information that it already existed in the 15th century.