A statue is a sculpture in the round representing a person or persons, an animal, or an event, normally full-length, as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size, or larger. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glypto- from the Greek root glyphein to carve and theke a storing-place is an Art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪgən ˌkəʊpənˈhɑːgən ˈkəʊpənˌheɪgən ˈkəʊpənˌhɑːgən kʰøb̥ənˈhɑʊ̯ˀn kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn is the capital and largest city The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure depicting a person's head and Neck, as well as a variable portion of  Its primary concern is representational.
The definition of a statue is not always clear-cut; sculptures of a person on a horse, called Equestrian statues, are certainly included, and in many cases, such as a Madonna and Child or a Pietà, a sculpture of two people will also be. An equestrian statue is a Statue of a Horse -mounted rider The term is from the Latin " eques," meaning " Knight The Pietà (pl same Italian for pity) is a subject in Christian art depicting The Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most A small statue, usually small enough to be picked up, is called a statuette.
Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person. Life is a state that distinguishes Organisms from non-living objects such as non-life and dead organisms being manifested by growth through Metabolism Many statues are intended as public art, exhibited outdoors or in public buildings for the edification of passers-by, with a larger magnitude than normal words could ever have for the common man. The term public art properly refers to works of Art in any media that has been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited
On rare occasions, statues themselves become historic and inspire their own historic events. In 1986, when the Statue of Liberty marked her one-hundredth anniversary, a three-day centennial celebration in her honor attracted 12 million, said to have been the largest public event in the world as of that date. Liberty Enlightening the World (La liberté éclairant le monde commonly known as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté was presented The guest list was unique. "We invited all the great statues of the world to her birthday party and created giant puppets to represent them," said Jeanne Fleming, director of the event. Jeanne Fleming is an American Celebration Artist from New York, who organized the Harbor Festival Fair in 1986 the Official Land Celebration for the Centennial "Each one arrived accompanied by native music. "
There is an urban legend concerning a code for mounted statues, whereby the horse's hooves are supposed to indicate how the rider met his end. An urban legend or urban myth is a form of modern Folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them One hoof off the floor would indicate the rider died of wounds received in battle, or perhaps was just wounded in battle; two hooves off the floor would indicate the rider was killed in battle. An examination of the equestrian statues in most major European cities shows this is not true. If it ever was true, the practice appears to have died out in the 19th century. 
Statues are amongst the wonders of the world, with the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Moai of Easter Island among the wonders of the modern world. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Seven Wonders of the World (or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) is a well known list of seven remarkable constructions of Classical antiquity. Moai (or mo‘ai) (ˈmoʊаɪ are Monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island
Statues of Gudea, Diorite statue, c. The Great Sphinx of Giza (أبو الهول "The Father of Fear" is a half-human half-lion Sphinx statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the You may have been looking for the Great Pyramid of Giza. For the three pyramids of Giza visit the Giza pyramid complex. The 3rd millennium BC spans the Early to Middle Bronze Age. It represents a period of time in which Imperialism, or the desire to conquer grew to prominence This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. seven statues of Gudea have been found so far (A-AA A-K were found during Ernest de Sarzec 's excavations in the court of the palace of Adad-nadin-ahhe in 2100 BC, the Louvre
Osirian statues of Hatshepsut at her tomb, associated with Osiris, c. The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre located in Paris is the world's most visited art museum a historic monument and a national museum of France The Colossi of Memnon (known to locals as el-Colossat or es-Salamat are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Amenhotep III (sometimes read as Amenophis III meaning Amun is Satisfied was the ninth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty. Osiris ( Greek language, also Usiris; the Egyptian language name is variously transliterated Asar, Aser, Ausar, Ausir Hatshepsut (or Hatchepsut, hætˈʃɛpsʊt meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies, was the fifth Pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Osiris ( Greek language, also Usiris; the Egyptian language name is variously transliterated Asar, Aser, Ausar, Ausir 1258 BC
Moai of Easter Island facing inland, Ahu Tongariki, c. The Aphrodite of Milos (Greek "Αφροδίτη της Μήλου" better known as the Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue The Culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years with its beginnings in the Mycenaean and Minoan Civilizations, continuing most notably into Classical Greece The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre located in Paris is the world's most visited art museum a historic monument and a national museum of France The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a third The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group, is a monumental Marble sculpture now in the Vatican Museums, The Art of the Hellenistic period has long been the victim of the relative disdain attached to the period Circa (often abbreviated c, ca, ca or cca and sometimes Italicized to show it is Latin) means "about" Marble is a nonfoliated Metamorphic rock resulting from the Metamorphism of Limestone, composed mostly of Calcite (a crystalline form of The Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City, are one of the greatest museums in the world since they display works Moai (or mo‘ai) (ˈmoʊаɪ are Monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island See also Moai, Easter Island#Ahu Ahu Tongariki is the largest Ahu on Rapa Nui / Easter Island (a Chilean island in 1250 - 1500 AD, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s
Auguste Rodin, The Burghers of Calais (1884–c. is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan, about 50 km south-south-west of Tokyo. Stoneware a Vitreous or semivitreous ceramic ware of fine texture made primarily from nonrefactory fire clay Taoism (pronounced /ˈdaʊɪzəm/ or /ˈtaʊɪzəm/ also spelled '''Daoism''') refers to a variety of related Philosophical and Religious traditions The Ming Dynasty ( or Empire of the Great Ming ( was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 following the collapse of the Mongol -led David is a Masterpiece of Renaissance Sculpture sculpted by Michelangelo from 1501 to 1504 Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany Auguste Rodin (born François-Auguste-René Rodin; November 12 1840–November 17 1917 was a French artist most famous as a sculptor. The Burghers of Calais ( Les Bourgeois de Calais) is one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin, completed in 1888 1889) in Victoria Tower Gardens, London, England. Victoria Tower Gardens is a public Park along the north bank of the River Thames in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
The Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, USA, c. Liberty Enlightening the World (La liberté éclairant le monde commonly known as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté was presented New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences) or haven, is a place where ships may shelter from the Weather or are stored The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 1886
George Segal's Three People on Four Benches, 1979
A closeup of the replica statue of Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, 1981, The original c. Wacław Szymanowski ( August 23 1859 – July 22 1930) was a Polish Sculptor and painter. Warsaw (Warszawa; also known by other names) is the Capital and Largest city of Poland. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial Statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon in The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state George Segal ( November 26, 1924, New York - June 9 2000, New Brunswick New Jersey was an American painter and Sculptor João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999 was born in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, and is considered one of the greatest Brazilian Poets of all time Recife ( heˈsifi is the fifth largest Metropolitan area in Brazil and the capital of the state of Pernambuco. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The Roman Emperor was the ruler of the Roman State during the imperial period (starting at about 27 BC Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (often referred to as "the wise" ( April 26, 121 – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor 200 AD is in the nearby Capitoline Museum, Rome
The Ushiku Daibutsu, Amitabha Buddha, 1995, Japan. The Capitoline Museums ( Italian Musei Capitolini) are a group of art and archeological Museums in Piazza del Campidoglio Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 The, located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is one of the world's tallest statues Amitābha ( Sanskrit: अमिताभ Amitābha (wordstem pronunciation; Chinese: 阿彌陀佛 Ēmítuó Fó; Tibetan: འོད་དཔག་མེད་ For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The second tallest statue in the world.