Sculptures or statues are usually created as a symbol. Monuments are erected around the world to pay tribute to an extraordinary life or to commemorate a special event. While many of these monuments are simple and easy to understand, some of them are rather strange. These strange monuments are often a consequence of creative sculptures and still carry a message or are associated with certain events. An impressive giant sculpture is a great way to commemorate and make a public statement.
The list of the 10 most amazing giant sculptures in the world.
10th London Ink Swimmer
This 46-foot-long and 10-foot tall sculpture of a lifelike swimmer floating through the grass on the south bank of the Thames between Tower Bridge and City Hall was commissioned by London Ink Reality TV -Show. See also: Top 10 Wonders of UK.
. 9 Louise Bourgeois & # 39; spider
Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot spider in bronze, stainless steel and marble stands in front of the Tate Modern in London. It is one of six copies of the 95-year-old artist.
. 8 Great Buddhas: The Monywa Buddha
This reclining Buddha from Burma (Myanmar) is a common theme in Buddhist art and refers to the parinirvana of the Buddha – his death and entry into nirvana. The reclining Buddha of Monywa is hollow, and people can see 9,000 small images of the Buddha and his disciples over a length of 30 meters. This was built in 1991.
. 7 The magic tap
The "magic tap" founded in the Spanish Aqualand-Cadiz, which seems to float in the sky with an endless supply of water. In fact, a tube hides in the water stream, absorbing the entire structure.
. 6 Oversized Silver Dog, Denver, Colorado
A 20 foot tall dog sits attentively in front of the Denver animal shelter, sparkling in the sunshine of Colorado. Designed by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan for the city of Denver, Sun Spot is a steel skeleton with over 90,000 shiny dog tags that shimmer and dance in the wind. This friendly puppy welcomes visitors to the shelter as well as curious tourists passing by on Interstate-25. In the evening, Sun Spot lights up with LED lights, giving the best friend of man a colorful, heartwarming presence.
. 5 Monstersaw, Tokyo, Japan
One of the most eye-catching sculptures in the world is the monster saw, whose massive 15.4-meter hand-saw with red handle juts out from the floor of the main entrance hall – Tokyo International Exhibition Center – or Tokyo Big Sight. The saw created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen attracts art lovers, curious onlookers and tourists with a sense of humor.
. 4 Dreaming Girl, St Helen, England
Halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, the 65-foot-tall face of a sleeping girl sits enthroned above the bustling M62 motorway. With eyes closed and a cheerful expression "Dream" seems to be lost in a deep reverie. The artwork of Jaume Plensa was built on the former site of the Sutton Manor colliery and symbolizes the future and everything that is possible.
. 3 Forever Marilyn, Palm Springs, California
Forever Marilyn is a giant statue of Marilyn Monroe, designed by Seward Johnson. The statue is a representative of one of Monroe's most famous paintings, taken from the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. Inaugurated in July 2011, the statue is currently located in Palm Springs, California, after moving from Chicago. >> Celebrities Marilyn Monroe moment in public – Top 10.
2. The bather
Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985-1988) is the work of Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen. The construction was carried out in a shipyard in New England, depending on the size and complexity of the production. The spoon weighs 5800 pounds and the cherry weighs 1200 pounds. The cherry and spoon are one of the most recognizable pieces of Minnesota culture and the hallmark of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. (flickr.com)
0. Doll sculpture, India
One of the most amazing giant sculptures in India. Tourists pose on October 18, 2010 with a giant doll sculpture on the beach at Visakhapatnam, India.