As I collected the photos of statues for this post, I was struck not just with the intricacy of the carvings, but by how much emotion each statue portrayed. Maybe that’s part of what makes a great statue, that when we look at it, we’re moved.
I’m fascinated by the workmanship. How does anyone create something so lifelike out of stone? How do you take a block of chisel-worthy marble or basalt and bring it to life? How do you carve a beard and make it look real?
The photo opposite is my favorite, maybe because it’s an action shot. Or it might be because of the clouds in the background. This is a good photo. What I’m really curious about, is how that arm stayed intact longer than half-a-second!
Statues represent cultures that have long since passed and are remembered in part by the images they created from stone. What will our different cultures today be remembered by? With so many of us living our lives online, how can a stone erected near a popular gathering place have any real meaning for us?
I think we need an emoji for ‘stone’, lol! Or how about a whole series of statue emojis.
Curious, I Googled it. There are several emojis for the USA’s Statue of Liberty. The other emoji appears to be the an Easter Island carving.
Somehow, it’s not the same thing!
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And now, here are the photos of Statues! Enjoy! (Photos from Pixabay…)
I hope you enjoyed these photos of amazing stone statues. Be sure to keep scrolling to leave a comment for the prize draw. Details below!
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To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about statues, anything that comes to mind. Have you ever tried to sculpt stone? Have you ever wished you could? Did you ever see a famous statue, like Michelangelo’s statue of David? Do you get to travel as much as you’d like? Wish you could travel more just to see art treasures like some of the photos I shared? Feel free to share whatever comes to mind and share from the heart. If nothing comes to mind, pic a photo and tell me what you like about it. Also, be sure to tell us where you’re from and I’ll try to remember to do the same, lol!
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