A statue is a sculpture in the round representing one or more people or animals (including abstract concepts allegorically represented as people or animals), normally full-length, as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size, or larger. Its primary concern is representational.
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2558–2532 BC, the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 6 metres (20 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high ... in Victoria Tower Gardens, London, England The Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, USA, c.1886 Henry Bain Smith's bronze of Robert Burns, 1892, above Union ... Virginia, 1954 A closeup of the replica statue of Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, 1981, The original c ...
1988 A first Jommeke statue in Beveren, Belgium 1992 Honorary citizen of Koksijde, Belgium 1995 Honorary citizen of Durbuy, Belgium 1997 A statue of ...
... The statue atop the mall is of Button Gwinnett, one of the first men to sign the United States Declaration of Independence and for whom its location of Gwinnett County is named ...
... Two prominent statues of Abovian stand in Yerevan ... The concept of the first statue dates back to 1908 when a number of Armenian intellectuals in Russian Armenia decided to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Abovian's ... By 1910 they had collected enough funds to order the statue ...
... of the celebration is a procession with a large wooden statue carved by the Maltese master-sculptor Salvu Psaila ... Notably, this is the only procession (with a titular statue) on the island carried out in the morning ... The statue is lifted to shoulder-height by a group of townsmen and is carried through the main streets of the town ...
Famous quotes containing the word statue:
“Where the statue stood
Of Newton with his prism and silent face,
The marble index of a mind for ever
Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)
“Only he who can view his own past as an abortion sprung from compulsion and need can use it to full advantage in the present. For what one has lived is at best comparable to a beautiful statue which has had all its limbs knocked off in transit, and now yields nothing but the precious block out of which the image of ones future must be hewn.”
—Walter Benjamin (18921940)
“The consolations of space are nameless things.
It was after the neurosis of winter. It was
In the genius of summer that they blew up
The statue of Jove among the boomy clouds.
It took all day to quieten the sky
And then to refill its emptiness again....”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)