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About The Strangest Sculptures in the World

A sculpture is an art form. Its works have physically material, product volume and three-dimensional shape, placed in real space. The main protagonists of a sculpture are people and wildlife images. The main genres of the sculpture are the portrait, historical, mythological, personal, symbolic, allegorical images, and the figure of animals. The materials used are metal, stone, clay, wood, plaster, and other modern fabrics.

 

The sculpture exists since the ancient times. At that period they represented people and animals. Nowadays, the sculptures are widely used to attract crowds of tourists in each city. That’s why some of them are totally different from the antique sites. They are so strange. They make you to think that the sculptor is totally crazy. But certainly this makes you curious that you want to see the sculpture.

 

There are a lot of monuments and sculptures in the world. But not all of them are worth to be visited or seen, although they represent true masterpieces. They all are made by famous people, sculptors, and painters. But not the name of their builders gives them the fame. It is hard to explain sometimes why a sculpture is the most visited, and another is not considered as the main tourist site. Tourists choose by themselves what should be seen and what should not. According to some statistics, the sculptures that seem to be very strange, gain the love and the attention of the public.

Enjoy your life spending great time admiring the craziest and the strangest sculptures you have ever seen.


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Passing through the wall

Montmartre is a very different Paris. Here, at the top of the hill the steep, narrow and winding streets are usually paved with cobblestones and the stairs that cut the way to its peak. There is a different architecture here. There are beautiful little parks and entwined with bindweed small houses where sometimes the fireplaces are drown. Even the air is special here. It is crystal-clear. People say that even the Parisians, who live here, are dif...

The Chizhyk-Pyzhik statue

A monument to the Chizhyk-Pyzhik was installed in St. Petersburg on November 19, 1994. This is one of the smallest sites in the world.   The monument represents a small bird standing on a small pedestal. The singularity of this monument is that it is installed on the reverse side of the embankment. The unusual monument is loved by the local people an...

The Traffic Light Tree

The Traffic Light Tree is eight feet high. It is found in the capital of England, in Docklands, at the intersection of Westferry and Marsh Wall Roads. For the first time it was seen in 1999. It is the element of the new urban art. Its functional role does not matter, because the island is located in the middle of the roundabout, between two ordinary trees. The traffic lights are switched by the controller ...

The Runner

The legendary sculpture “The Runner” is located in Athens since 1988. It is made entirely of dark green glass. The author of this unusual sculpture is the Greek sculptor COSTAS VAROTSOS.   Costas Varotsos prefers to work only with glass and metal, so each of his sculptures becomes unusual, because other sculptors work in ...

Cesar Baldaccini's Thumb

A wonderful sculpture a "thumb" of Cesar Baldaccini is located in the heart of the business center of Paris. Thanks to it the business district Défense became famous for its decoration. The sculpture "thumb" is considered the central Cesar creation. By the way, each trip to Paris includes the visit of the famous French "thumb". This sculpture was created in 1965. It weighs eig...

A monument to all Lovers

A monument to all lovers was opened in 2006, in the Hermitage Garden. It looks like a huge heart made of 70 meters pipes. Few cylindrical bells hang inside the construction.   The layout for its realization became the image of the heart, found on the wall of the house where Juliet lived, in Verona. The photo of that image was found by a girl and sent to the radio sta...

The Toad monument

An unusual toad monument was established in Kiev, on May 30, 2010, on the city day. This is the third monument dedicated to the toad on the territory of the Ukraine, but these one has a secret. The toad is 4 feet tall and 6 tons weigh. Its size is staggering, but it was designed and provided in advance. It is in fact not just a monument, but also a kind of piggy bank.   ...

The Manneken Pis

The Manneken Pis is one of the most famous attractions of Brussels, located near the Grand Place, at the intersection of Banna and Oak Streets. This is a miniature bronze statue-fountain in the form of a naked boy urinating in the pool.   The history of the statue   ...

Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius is the most famous Finnish composer and the key figure in the entire European music who enjoyed tremendous popularity during his lifetime. Jean Sibelius was the author of unofficial anthem of Finland, which was forbidden during the reign of Nicholas II. Finns are proud to keep the memory of their famous compatriot, perpetuating his memory in street names, plaques and monuments. ...

The Atomium

If you ever visit Brussels, do not be lazy to go to the 81st tram and get off at the station "Heysel". Here, you will see the majestic statue, a monument to limitless possibilities of peaceful nuclear energy, after a series of similar European structures.This is the symbol of Brussels, the Atomium, a huge, polished model of an iron molecule increased by 165 billion times. ...

The Singing Ringing Tree

The three-meter musical sculpture “The Singing Ringing Tree” is established, in 2006, on the top of winds wept Crown Point hill, overlooking the city Burnley. In a strong wind, the sculpture, made in the form of a tree, emits quiet hum covering several octaves. The tree is configured in such a way that sounds emitted by it, does not violate the idyllic surroundings and do not frighten the animals. The authors of this unusual sculpture...

The Device to Root out Evil

"The Device to Root out Evil" is a sculpture created by Dennis Oppenheim in 1997. It is an 8 foot village church in the English new style, with the roof spiked into the ground. The statue is made of transparent red Venetian glass and steel. The steel shines in the daylight during a sunny day. After the sunset the church is illuminated from within. The glass glows with red and the st...

The Engagement Rings

Two engagement rings adorn the English Beach Bay in Vancouver. Dennis Oppenheim has made them out of glass, steel and aluminum. The shapes in the form of houses took symbolically the place of jewelry on these rings. Obviously, the engagement rings are monuments to the institution of marriage. "The Jewels" from the 10 meters rings are inside lighted by city mains. These glass houses are located at an ele...

The Broken Chair

The Broken Chair is a monumental wooden sculpture made by the Swiss artist Daniel Berseth and the carpenter Louis Geneva. The sculpture is 12 feet high. It was needed 5.5 tons of wood for its manufacturing. The point is that the product is a chair with a broken, half-repulsed leg, which rises in the middle of Nations Square, in Geneva.   The sculptu...

The Statue of a Man hanging by one hand

In Prague, in the Old City, at the intersection of the Gusov and Skorepka streets, holding with one hand to a horizontal mast fastened in the wall a sculpture hangs. It represents a figure of a man in full view. The figure is at a high altitude, 15 meters above the ground. An untrained passerby, especially if it is dark, can easily take it for a real person. "The Hanging Man" or &qu...


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