You must have noticed that practically every city has its unique sculptures or statues, which are typically found tucked away along streets or in public squares. Some are quite average, while others can be eye-catching and conversation starters.
The oldest known statuette, Venus of Hohle Fels, dated from roughly 33.000 to 38.000 BCE, and sculptural art has evolved significantly since then. If this kind of art was originally designed to depict the surrounding world, it swiftly evolved into a way to worship gods and, later, to honor notable people as the classical art era progressed. Modern sculptures may now depict a concept rather than an object or a living being, have unusual forms, and be built from any material imaginable.
We’ve put together a list of the most inventive sculptures and notable statues found around the world to save you some travel time. Some are historical, while others are modern works of art, but they’re all extremely creative and fascinating.
Take a look at the images below, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite works of art, whether they’re classical or modern sculptures.
1. The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby by Jerzy Kalina
2. Transcendence by Keith Jellum
3. The Shoes On The Danube Bank by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer
4. People Of The River By Chong Fah Cheong
5. De Vaartkapoen by Tom Frantzen
6. Sinking Building Outside State Library
7. Cattle Drive by Robert Summers
8. Horizons by Neil Dawson
9. Electoral Campaign by Isaac Cordal
10. Hippo Square
11. The Caring Hand by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber
12. Diminish and Ascend by David McCracken
13. Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
14. Metalmorphosis by David Černý
15. Metalmorphosis at Night
16. Expansion by Paige Bradley
17. Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn
18. Mustangs By Robert Glen
19. The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay
20. Monument to Mihai Eminescu
21. Les Voyageurs by Bruno Catalano
22. Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis
23. Kelpies by Andy Scott
24. The Black Ghost of Klaipeda by Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas
25. Nelson Mandela by Marco Cianfanelli
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comment section below!