16 Famous Sculptures and Statutes Worth Seeing in Person

These chisel hitters, clay throwers, glass blowers, and metallurgic masters must be capable of fully seeing their creation in toto then forcing the rocks, wet dirt, heated sand, and ore of the land to bend to their will. Famously, Michelangelo would spend hours each day staring at a block of marble, working in his mind the statue of David before he ever once put metal to stone. Nowhere else do the worlds of art and craft so adroitly intermix than in sculpture. Even if youve seen every possible picture from every possible angle, theres still much to discover in these 16 statues and standing works.

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