My interest in sculptures comes from travelling and being exposed to multiple cultures. Staying in India my exposure to sculptures primarily came from visiting various devotional places. The second source undoubtedly is my mom. Being in modern arts her areas of interest includes contemporary forms, paintings and sculptures. I grew up in a house full of her art work. My world surely is incomplete without them. Last but not the least, I cannot miss to mention my mom’s department and all her wonderful students and colleagues who have contributed to my little knowledge on this topic.
Several civilizations have used sculptures as an art form to represent various things. Artisans in the past primarily used stone for carving sculptures. Later ceramic, metal, wood and various other materials were also used for carving or modeling purpose. The popular use of sculptures was primarily devotional however with changing times, they were used as a communication tool too. Famous artists known for their sculptures include Michelangelo, Praxiteles, Pablo Picasso, Phidias etc.
Sculpture of Shiva, one of Indian God
Sculpture of Saint Matthew, Florence
Laocoön and His Sons, Rome
Angelic sculpture on a bridge, Rome
Look at the beautiful Relief form of sculpture on the hallway ceiling of Vatican. Absolutely incredible!
Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty enlightening the world was a gift of friendship from France to the United States as a symbol of freedom and democracy.
Relief form of sculpture from Ramayana, India
Ice sculpture, Lake Geneva, IL
Sculpture of Surya or Sun, New Delhi
Indian Goddess Sita at Sitamarhi, India
Sculpture of Andrew Jackson, New Orleans
Ancient Roman allegory of Tiber River, Rome
The twins Romulus and Remus, mythical founders of Rome, who were saved from Tiber's waters, play in the left corner with the she-wolf that fed them.
David by Michelangelo, Florence
David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture made by Michelangelo housed in Florence, Italy.
The Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome
Pietà by Michelangelo
This is a famous sculpture housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of Mary after crucifixion.
This is an unknown sculpture to me however looking at it I caption it as - I'm scared to close my eyes. I'm scared to open them
Sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, Chicago
Sculpture of Goddess Sita at Sita samahit sthala, Sitamarhi