Iconic Sculpture around the World

Monday, 8 February 2016

'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free'
Michaelangelo

I'm still buzzing from the thrill of seeing the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro over Christmas. The size of it is just immense and I found my eyes searching for it wherever we went in the city. There was something comforting in knowing that he was always there, watching over the bay and its people.



Statues are a big part ofculture and many are now the icons by which places, such as Rio, are identified throughout the world. Here are a few pictures of some others I've seen on my travels ~ hope you enjoy!

Trafalgar Square, London

Love by Robert Indiana, New York City

Rodin's The Kiss, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cleopatra's Needle, London

Fernando Botero, Cartagena, Colombia

Do you have any favourite statues or sculptures around the world?


Claire

2 comments:

  1. I do love a good sculpture. The Pieta by Michelangelo is pretty amazing. It seems like real flesh.

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    1. It's amazing isn't it? Italy has some brilliant sculptures.

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