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!
Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Chester French
Location: Washington, DC, US
The enormous, impressive, infamous Lincoln Memorial statue was sculpte by Daniel Chester French in 1920. It stands at roughly 30 feet tall - President Lincoln was a huge figure in U.S. history, but he's even bigger in statue form! In fact, this marble statue has become so famous that it even makes an appearance in the 2009 film Night at the Museum 2, where he was voiced by Hank Azaria.