Top 10 Largest Sculptures in the World
Sculptures or statues are created as a symbol of beauty or to remind someone in the history. Such monuments are present in almost all countries of the world that are built for paying tribute to a great person or for commemorating a special event. Whatsoever the reason of a sculpture may be, but the fact is that their role in making nations memorable cannot be ignored. The sculptures are usually created very uniquely because it is not possible to make one sculpture look like the other. Each carries its own distinctive message. Let us see the collection of top 10 largest sculptures in the world.
10. Louise Bourgeois’s Spider
Louise Bourgeois’s 30ft spider has been created of bronze, stainless steel and marble. This is a marvelous sculpture of the history, standing outside the Tate Modern. This great statue was built by the 95-year-old acclaimed artist.
9. The Magic Tap
The Magic Tap is another great statue. It was founded in Aqualand- Cadiz, Spain. It looks like floating in the sky having an endless supply of water. The supply of water is made possible with the help of a hidden water pipe that gives this sculpture a high-level beauty. Its approximate height is over 100 ft.
8. Oversized Silver Dog
The oversized silver dog is sitting outside Denver’s Animal Shelter. It is a 20-feet high dog’s statue of Colorado. This had been created by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. The friendly pup is very welcoming for the tourists and has become one of the major attractions of the city.
7. Dreaming Girl Statue
Halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, the 65-foot high face of a sleeping girl has towered over M62 highway. Its eyes are closed and it looks like we are lost in one of the deep reveries. This great statue catches the attention of many visitors every year.
6. Die Badende
This statue lies in Hamburg, Germany. It is also known as “The Bather”). It is a large sculpture of artist Oliver Voss, and is present in Binnenalster Lake. The approximate height is 13 feet high and 99 feet long.
5. London Ink Swimmer
The London Ink Swimmer is a 46-feet long and 10-feet high sculpture of a life-like swimmer. An impression has been created that the swimmer is swimming through the grass. The statue was commissioned by London Ink reality TV show.
4. Big Buddhas: The Monywa Buddha
It is a reclining Buddha of Burma (Myanmar). This has well signified the beauty of Buddha’s history, and story of his life and death. The sculpture has 300-foot length and you can walk inside to see over eight thousand small images of Buddha and his disciples. It was founded in 1991.
3. Monster Saw Statue
It is one more giant statue having an approximate height of 15.4 metres. It is situated in front of the main entrance hall of Tokyo International Exhibition Centre. This sculpture was founded by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen. It attracts the attention of art lovers, and international tourists.
2. Forever Marilyn Statue
Forever Marilyn is a huge sculpture of Marilyn Monroe. Yes, she was an outstanding and sexiest actress of the history. To remind her marvelous work, this statue has been created by Seward Johnson. It represents the famous image of Monroe taken from 1955 film ‘The Seven Year Itch’. The statue was founded in July 2011, and is present in Palm Springs, California.
1. Spoonbridge and Cherry Sculpture
Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985-1988) is a creation of Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen. The statue was constructed in a ship-building yard in New England. It weighs around 5800 pounds and the cherry weighs 1200 pounds. It is, no doubt, one of the most iconic sculpture and a marvelous piece of Minnesota culture.