The rarest statues in the world

One of the greatest expressions of art is sculpture. An artistic piece of these encloses a message, a symbolism, a knowledge and an energy that can be perceived by those who are sensitive to masterpieces. Different cultures throughout the ages have left impressive monuments as a legacy, many of which have been destroyed, but others have been preserved. In this opportunity we are going to travel around the planet Earth, to know “The rarest statues in the world”. Let’s see:


The Awakening

In Washington, D.C. is an impressive arm or claw of a giant, which is seen as coming out of the interior of the earth, as if it were a revival of the Nephilim. Its author was Seward Johnson Jr. and it was made in 1980. However, it was not until 2008 when it was transported to the beach where it is currently located in the U.S. capital.

Planet

In the county of Derbyshire, in England, lies this gigantic statue of a seven-month-old baby, which gives the illusion that it was still floating in the placenta. The sensations of being there live are indescribable.

Hanging Statue

Located in Prague, Czech Republic. A bronze statue of a man hanging from the top of a building, which seen from below produces an amazing visual impact. Its author was David Cerny and wanted to symbolize the fall of communism.

Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan

In Mongolian territories, one hour from the capital, Ulan Bator. It is estimated as the “largest equestrian statue in the world”, with a height of 50 meters and a weight of 250 tons. It is located in the middle of the steppe of this nation and offers an exclusive experience to visitors. The people of Mongolia are proud that Genghis Khan was one of the most powerful emperors of the entire Asian continent.

The enigmatic Moais

On Easter Island, in Chile. One of the most famous mysteries of humanity. These statues of enormous size were found on an island far from civilization and no one can explain how the colossal stones with which they are sculpted were moved. There are about 900 pieces, some grouped together, others scattered around the island. No concrete answers to their origin have been found.

The hand of the desert

In the Atacama Desert, in Chile. A giant hand that seems to go through the earth to come to the surface, as if a giant lay buried there. All those travelers who pass through the Panamerican Highway, are shocked by such a statue, whose authorship is the sculptor Mario Irarrázabal.

The mobile statue

It is composed of a man and a woman made of steel with a height of 8 meters, located in Batumi, a coastal city in Georgia, on the Black Sea. According to the author, Tamara Kvesitadze, they represent a young man of Muslim origin, whom she named Ali, and a Georgian princess, whom she called Nino, who starred in Kurban Said’s 1937 novel. Their story is a failed love because of the separation forced by adverse conditions. The statues move around 7 o’clock in the evening, giving each other an embrace and then moving away from each other.

Manam

It is a giant spider, measuring 10 meters high, weighing more than 30 tons, made by Louise Bourgeois. Its name translates into English as “mom”. It was made with marble, stainless steel and bronze.

Underwater sculptures in Granada

In total there are 65 statues submerged in the Molinere Bay, in a perimeter of 800 meters. Exactly in front of the coast of Grenada. This work of art has been called Underwater Sculpture Gallery. Its author is the artist Jason de Caires Taylor, who used cast metal and plaster casts of real people. It is a unique place, full of magic, a dreamlike and fantastic atmosphere.

The Chinese Terracotta Warriors

Apart from being a work of art like no other, it is also one of the most enigmatic mysteries of humanity. They were found in 1974 by Chinese farmers excavating near the city of Xi’an. They never imagined that they would discover more than 8,000 statues of warriors with their terracotta horses, of a size in accordance with reality. They were buried in the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who died in 209 BC.

It is said that these are real people that for some reason unknown to us today and with some strange science, were turned into stone. But absolutely nothing is officially known about it.

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