10 Most Famous Statues in the World
Sometimes when we think of art we just focus on paintings and forget all about the wonderful world of sculpture. Over the centuries artists have created some of the most detailed, beautiful, impressive, and famous statues the world has ever seen. They've found their ways into film and television and have even become popular international symbols; they are amongst the most influential works of all time. Not one for art and sculptures? Prepare to be surprised, as I'm willing to bet you're already aware of more of them than you realize!
Christ the Redeemer by Paul Landowski
Location: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paul Landowski's concrete and stone sculpture entitled Christ the Redeemer has become an iconic image around the world. Standing at nearly 40 meters (125 feet) tall in total, this statue overlooks the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and dominates the skyline. It's such an impressive feat of both art and engineering that it has become an immensely popular tourist attraction; it has even earned a coveted place on the list of 'New Seven Wonders of the World' - and deservedly so!
The Kiss by Auguste Rodin
Location: Paris, France
This practically life-size statue created by French sculptor Auguste Rodin depicts a couple enveloped in a passionate embrace. However, their lips aren't actually touching - were they interrupted before 'the kiss' could ever take place? It's a heart-wrenching idea for such a beautiful work of art, and it seems like many others felt the same way; numerous reproductions of this piece have been made, and it has even appeared on the big screen.