When it comes to ancient artwork, there isn’t much discovered so far that’s older than pottery. Not only have humans been creating pottery for many thousands of years, but it’s still very much an art form that’s alive today, although perhaps not quite as prolific.
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There’s nothing quite as satisfying as finally putting your pottery piece on display for the world to see. Of course, this comes after a lengthy process of patiently forming the clay before baking it and applying paint or glaze to finish it off.
Marble is one of the most popular materials in the world when it comes to expensive counter-tops in high-end kitchens.
It provides a solid work surface that never stains, never chips, and is extremely easy to clean. Mankind has been making use of marble for thousands of years, and it’s proven to be a durable material that has served us in many, different ways.
Sculptures can be found around the world, from residential homes to national museums. Most of them tend to be the normal fare: statues of people, sculptures of religious importance, and of nature. But there are some creations out there that are so out of the ordinary and bizarre that they tend to stop bystanders in their tracks.
Commissioned in 1501 by the Guild of The Wool Merchants, this sculpture is considered by many to be the best ever created, with many critics calling it the perfect statue. It’s based on David, the famous figure from the Christian story of David and Goliath, different here in that Michelangelo decided to focus on just David himself, rather than the scene of his victory of his gigantic adversary. The block was made from marble recently verified to have been sourced in the Miseglia district of Carrera, an area that’s provided most of the marble for the world’s famous artworks.
Humans have been carving statues and sculptures for thousands of years, and as we’ve gotten better at it, our statues have become bigger and grander. So grand, in fact, that a handful of these statues have become towering behemoths, and can be seen from miles away.
These are some of the world’s most incredibly large statues.
Throughout history, there have been works of art that have stood out for being important for a number of reasons: what they symbolise, where they were made, the inspiration behind them, and more. We take a look at five of the most famous sculptures that have inspired the world and elicit awe in all who see them.