In celebration of the advancement in the field of Arts, today we bring to you a list of some of the most celebrated and talked about art sculptures on display around the world. Not only are these sculptures one of the purest forms of art, they are also a sight for sore eyes, something that constantly reminds us that the talent in this world has absolutely no limits. One look at the list below and you will be pleasantly bewildered (especially if you have not had a chance to catch a glimpse of these masterpieces before). So please read on through our list of top ten art sculptures on display around the world.
10. The Terrace of the Lions, Delos Island, Greece
The first and the foremost entry on our list of top ten art sculptures on display around the world is none other than the famous Terrace of the Lions in Delos Island, Greece. As far as mythological, historical and archaeological art pieces go, this one perhaps takes the first place. The historical display consisted of almost 12 marble guardian lions originally out of which, just 5 remain now. These lions were dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos. These lions have now been moved to Delos Museum in 1999.
9. The Thinker : Art Sculptures
Next up on our list of top ten art sculptures on display around the world we have The Thinker. We are sure that this sculpture by Auguste Rodin, you most certainly must have heard off. It basically consists of a male figure sitting on a rock and from its posture, it appears to be deep in thought, thus the name of the statue. The whole figure is made out of bronze and was initially to be part of another work by the artist.
8.Olmec Colossal Heads, Mexico
Before we move on to the description of the next piece of art on our list of top ten art sculptures on display around the world, we would like to tell you about the Olmec civilization that thrived approximately from 1400 BC to 400 BC and large heads with larger helmets were sort of their trade mark. These Olmec Colossal Heads on display in Mexico are a portrayal of the Olmec rulers. You won’t find two heads or helmets that look alike. The largest of the 17 heads is 3.4 meters high.
7. Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The next entry on our list of top ten art sculptures on display around the world will take you all the way to Brazil to none other than the enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer. We are pleased to inform you that this particular statue is the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the whole world, reaching a height of 38 meters including the height of the pedestal that the statue stands on. This statue was constructed in between the years 1926 and 1931 and is currently perched up on the peak of Corcovado Mountain. It is also known as the symbol of Brazil.
6. Dreaming Girl, St. Helen’s, England
The next entry on our list of top ten art sculptures on display around the world is a 65 foot high statue of a dreaming girl that stands midway between Liverpool and Manchester. The statue is by Jaume Plensa and is known to symbolize the future and all that the future holds, all that is believed to be possible.