Art should challenge our beliefs, prejudices, and even our concepts of what we believe is possible. You may have noticed cities across the globe that are home to beautiful, awe-inspiring modern works of art cast out of stone and metal by master sculptors and artists, usually tucked along the streets or city squares.
No matter what, you’ll find these famous sculptures extremely conversation-provoking and eye-catching; they demonstrate the creativity and capacity of the human mind.
Venus of Hohle Fels is the oldest statuette dating from 33.000 – 38.000 BCE. Since then, sculpture art has changed in many ways. At first, sculptures were used to depict the surrounding world, then it became a way of worship, and later it turned to the classical art era to commemorate well-known strong people.
Today modern sculptures are made from any imaginable material and represent an idea and philosophy, not a living being or an object.
Check out the below list of 40 masterpiece sculptures and statues found around the globe and compiled by A&D that will inspire you. Some of these art pieces are old and modern but creative and impressive.
01. Expansion “Bronze, Electricity and Mixed Media” Sculpture By Paige Bradley In New York, USA
Alexander Milov, a Ukrainian artist, created this excellent piece called “Love Sculpture,” which features two wire adult figures sitting back-to-back with two children standing and reaching out to one another.
05. The Force Of Nature Sculpture By Lorenzo Quinn In New York City, USA
The bronze man fountain by the artist Jean-Michel Folon is a contemporary masterpiece and a gift to the City of Florence that stands over 3 meters high.
12. Diminish And Ascend By David Mccracken In Bondi, Australia
A visionary impressive stairway sculpture by David McCracken in Bondi Beach, Australia, designed as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition, takes advantage of perception and never-ending illusion.