A statue is a sculpture representing a person, group of persons, animals, event or sometimes symbols. Statue definition is not clear always. Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person. Many statues are intended as public art, exhibited outdoors or in public buildings for the edification of passers-by, with a larger magnitude than normal words could ever have for the common man. Below we are presenting a list of top 10 most interesting & amazing statues/sculptures in the world. Lets have a look.
Playful Mom and Daughter – Salt Lake City, Utah
This beautiful statue lies outside a building in Salt Lake City, Utah representing a mother swinging her daughter around and around. The sculptor has beautifully expressed the moment shared between a mother and her daughter.
De Vaartkapoen – Brussels, Belgium
De Vaartkapoen by Tom Franzen stands outside the Communauté Française in Molenbeek. It is an irreverent tribute to the anarchaic side of the Bruxeloise. The title is a slang term for people born in Molenbeek; “de vaart” means “the canal” and “kapoen” means cheeky. It shows a young rebel, the Vaartkapoen, reminiscent of a jack-in-the-box, toppling over a policeman, thus overthrowing his authority.
Headless Musician, Amsertdam
Mysteriously standing in Marnix Park in Amsterdam, this statue is of a headless musician. The strange part is that the sculptor is unknown and mysterious. He created the sculptures between 1982 and 1999 and left these beautiful bronze sculptures in places around the city. Speculations say that he was a doctor who crafted sculptors in his spare time. This headless musician carrying a violin case is tipping his hat to onlookers.
Sneaky Photographer- Bratislava, Slovakia
Located in front of Paparazzi restaurant in Bratislava, Slovakia, this interesting man size statue is representing a sneaky photographer ready to snap a photograph anytime. Bratislava is famous for it’s interesting bronze statues including Cumil, or the Watcher, emerging from a manhole and is said to peer up women’s skirts, a Napoleonic soldier resting his forearms on a bench with his backside to the French Embassy on the main square and the bronze photographer, pictured above.
Charles La Trobe Statue – Melbourne
It is the upside down statue of Charles La Trobe located at La Trobe University in Bundoora. Charles La Trobe, the first lieutenant-governor of the colony of Victoria, held office from 1839 to 1854, helping to establish the Royal Botanic Gardens, State Library, Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and University of Melbourne.
Le Pounce (Thumb Statue) – Paris, France
Le pouce (the thumb), is an artistic creation by renowned French sculptor César Baldaccini. He designed this sculpture in 1965. It weighs 18 tonnes and is 12 meters high.
Ku BomJu – Seoul , Korea
In front of the Bukcheon Museum is the interesting Ku BomJu statue which represents the beautiful culture of Seoul, Korea. Koreans are friendly and hospitable people who believe in sharing is caring. This statue shows two people sharing their biscuit.
Space Cow – Stockholm, Sweden
The visualization of a funny and interesting concept makes the status interesting. It depicts a cow wearing a space helmet with oxygen supply, floating in air (giving the impression of cows traveling in space).
Violinist Bursting From Floor – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The creative statue depicts a violinist bursting out of the floor in the foyer of the muziektheater in the ‘Stopera’ (City Opera House) is an expression of the Amsterdam’s vibrant, irrepressible Jewish community. The community used to be centered in this district before World War II.
Hanging Rhino – Potsdam, Germany
Located at Luisenplatz Square in Potsdam, Germany is this statue of a sad rhino hanging over the passerby.