Sculptures

A sculpture is a form of visual art or plastic art presented in three dimensions (3D). Three-dimensional artworks can be created through modeling, carving, molding, or constructing. Sculptors often use clay, wood, ceramics, metal, stone, clay, or an array of other materials to create sculptures.

Sculptures have played a significant role in religious survival and devotion in various cultures and societies. There are many surviving sculptures from ancient civilizations of Africa, South America, China, India, and the Mediterranean. Contemporary sculptures have also had a major mark in the art world and inspired genres like surrealist sculpture.

Carve - Marmara Forum Cloud Playground, 2020 feat

This cloud playground is too much fun – Marmara Forum’s Oyun Alanı

The roof park of Marmara Forum is perhaps one of the most photographed in Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated in the Bakirköy district and a marvel of architecture located in a residential area in the city. Bakirköy is a crucial shopping and commercial center and is one of the most visited in the country. …

This cloud playground is too much fun – Marmara Forum’s Oyun Alanı Read More »

Isamu Noguchi - Red Cube, 1968, steel, aluminum, 24 feet tall, installation view, 140 Broadway, New York feat

Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube sculpture – A masterpiece in New York

Red Cube is a gigantic monumental sculpture by the American landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi, located out in Lower Manhattan. The minimalist masterpiece combines architecture and art, creating a fascinating monochromatic cube that balances nimbly on one of its corners. Notwithstanding its title, Red Cube isn’t an actual cube but rather looks as …

Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube sculpture – A masterpiece in New York Read More »

Stephan Balkenhol - Sphaera, 2007, steel, plastic, bronze and gold leaf, 8,8-meter height, 5-meter diameter, 3,5 tonnes, installation view, Kapitelplatz, Salzburg, Austria feat

Stephan Balkenhol’s massive, golden sculpture in Salzburg – Sphaera

The sculpture Sphaera by Stephan Balkenhol was installed as part of the Art Project Salzburg in the 2007 Salzburg Festival and is based on various medieval mysteries. Construction & design The artwork, situated outside of the Salzburg cathedral on the Kapitelplatz, is easily recognizable from afar thanks to its golden sheen that reflects light …

Stephan Balkenhol’s massive, golden sculpture in Salzburg – Sphaera Read More »

David Černý - Head of Franz Kafka, 2014, 40 layers of polished stainless steel, motors, electronics, 10.6 meters tall, 39 tonnes, installation view, Prague, Czech Republic feat

Franz Kafka’s giant rotating head – A statue in Prague by David Černý

One of the most outstanding attractions in Prague is the piece of Franz Kafka, an outdoor sculpture that is more of a technical wonder. The work of art is part of the Quadrio shopping and office complex on Národní třída, created by controversial artist David Černý who had on several occasions along his career …

Franz Kafka’s giant rotating head – A statue in Prague by David Černý Read More »

Nataraja-Shiva-2004-bronze-2-meters-installation-view-CERN-Meyrin-Switzerland feat

Why is there a statue of Shiva the Destroyer at CERN?

If you have been keeping up with the happenings of the CERN, the world’s most advanced scientific research facility, you might have noticed the statue of Shiva the Destroyer. Shiva, the cosmic dancer, symbolizes the natural flow of divine energy. He takes part in Rudra Tandava – a dance representing destruction and rebirth- to …

Why is there a statue of Shiva the Destroyer at CERN? Read More »

African Renaissance Monument, 2010, bronze, 49 meter (161 feet), Ouakam suburb, Dakar, Senegal feat

The African Renaissance Monument – Africa’s most controversial statue

This 49 meters tall bronze statue is located on top of the Collines des Mamelles – one of the twin hills – in the Senegalese capital Dakar. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean just outside the city in the Ouakam neighborhood. The African Renaissance Monument was designed by renowned Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby Atepa following …

The African Renaissance Monument – Africa’s most controversial statue Read More »

Xu-Zhen-–-In-Just-a-Blink-of-an-Eye-20052021-installation-view-K11-MUSEA-2021-image-courtesy-of-K11-Art-Foundation-feat

Xu Zhen’s In just a blink of an eye – Defying the laws of physics?

Have you ever seen one of those perfectly timed photos that capture the exact moment someone begins to fall on their bum? With modern technology, it is not hard to capture that “perfect moment”. However, capturing that “perfect moment” in a live performance is nearly impossible; unless you are Xu Zhen. Chinese artist Xu …

Xu Zhen’s In just a blink of an eye – Defying the laws of physics? Read More »

Chen Wenling - What You See Might Not Be Real, installation view, Emergency Exit, JoyArt, 798, Beijing, China, 2009 feat

Chen Wenling’s bull fart sculpture – What you see might not be real

The Bull Fart Sculpture was exhibited in a Beijing art gallery in 2009 by celebrated Chinese artist Chen Wenling. Chen titled the work What You See Might Not Be Real to take an in-depth look at the international financial crisis that the world was grappling with at the time. Chen created the farting bull …

Chen Wenling’s bull fart sculpture – What you see might not be real Read More »

Wesley Meuris - Memento Public, 2012, 500 x 1000 x 1000 cm, installation view, Central Burial of Borgloon, Belgium feat

Wesley Meuris’ Memento – A place to leave your worries behind

Memento is a circular pavilion that was created by Belgian artist Wesley Meuris. This beautiful white pavilion is located on the outskirts of the little Flemish town of Borgloon. Being situated directly on the slope, Memento overlooks the central graveyard found in the medieval city that has been nicknamed Central Burial by …

Wesley Meuris’ Memento – A place to leave your worries behind Read More »

Vincent Ganivet’s monumental Catena Containers in Le Havre

Le Havre – Catène de containers The Catène de Containers is a sculpture created by Vincent Ganivet in 2017. To build the monument, Ganivet made two archways of containers to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the French city Le Havre. The containers, which were stacked up to 30-meters high, are easily distinguished by the various …

Vincent Ganivet’s monumental Catena Containers in Le Havre Read More »

Fazzini’s The Resurrection – The Vatican’s creepy sculpture behind the pope

Ever heard about the ‘demonic’ idol in the Vatican? Well, this refers to the large modern sculpture depicting the resurrection of Jesus, a backdrop work of art behind the stage in Paul VI Audience Hall. The Paul VI Audience Halls draws many conspiracy theories not only due to this sculpture that people swear is …

Fazzini’s The Resurrection – The Vatican’s creepy sculpture behind the pope Read More »

Dr. Gindi – How sculptors, painters & architects can reimagine our world

Article by Dr. Gindi, contemporary sculptor An opportunity for artists to reinvent the creative process The years of 2020 through 2021 created an inflection point in human history as the COVID virus surfaced many human weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Amid the entrenched pandemic, we have a rare but brief opportunity to rethink, reimagine and repurpose our …

Dr. Gindi – How sculptors, painters & architects can reimagine our world Read More »

Stay in touch

We would love to keep the conversation going.

Please join us on Pinterest, YouTube or Instagram.

Want inspiration in your inbox?