Unfurl the History of art and sculpture and your jaw drops every time. Who knew a huge piece of marble will become David, the Hero of all time?? The first visit to a foreign land gave me the opportunity to see David and I looked on, could not remove my eye for so long. How amazing & How beautiful!! I saw the art on the roof of Sistine Chapel, again my eyes couldn’t blink!! To me, Michelangelo unfurled the world of amazing joy and beauty.
There are so many sculptures to talk about. So many artworks by great people to savour about!
Let me tell you the few which I wish to see in my own eyes and touch with my own hands.
1. The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York
Non-Violence is a bronze sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd of an oversized Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards. Reuterswärd made this sculpture after singer-songwriter and peace activist John Lennon was murdered.
Transcendence is an outdoor sculpture by Keith Jellum, located in Portland, Oregon, United States. It depicts a fish flying through the brickwork above Southpark Seafood at the northwestern corner of Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest Park Avenue in Downtown Portland. The sculpture measures 11 feet (3.4 m) long and is made of hand forged and welded bronze.
3. Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia
4. People of the River by Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore
Chong Fah Cheong is a Singaporean sculptor known for many public sculptures in Singapore. Though he worked in a variety of styles from abstract to figurative, his name is identified with a series of figurative sculptures depicting the life of people living and working along the Singapore River.
5.Spider, Tate Modern, London
Spider is a giant sculpture of an arachnid that stands on the floor. The artwork is made of bronze and granite and was created in 1994 by the French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois. One of the first of many sculptures of spiders made by the artist, Spider measures 2743 x 4572 x 3785 mm, which is large enough to occupy the entire space of a room.
6. Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France
French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing. The sculptures were put on display in Marseilles.
7. The Shoes On The Danube Bank by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer, Budapest, Hungary
It is a memorial in Budapest, Hungary. Conceived by film director Can Togay, he created it on the east bank of the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer to honour the people (mainly Budapest Jews) who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank.