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Riveting Story Behind that Striking Sculpture

"So, literally, I took a perfectly good wax sculpture - a piece I had sculpted with precision over several months - an image of a woman meditating in the lotus position, and just dropped it on the floor. I destroyed what I made. I was letting it all go.

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Hermaphroditus by Bernini. Louvre Museum, Paris. Michelangelo is often known for his famous sculptures the Pieta and David, but Bernini is widely held as the best sculptor of all time. He mastered the art of making stone appear as flesh, something only the hands of a Master can accomplish. My second favorite.

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from Dozenroses13's Blog

What Kind of Art Do You Like?

the kiss painting | The Kiss" ~ Auguste Rodin 1889

Man in Motion sculpture by Andy Scott, Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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from Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

10 Most Famous Wonders of The World

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio is the most incredible thing I have ever seen

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Ermafrodito Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1655) was one of the greatest artists of the Italian Baroque period. He was famous both for his sculpture and his architecture. From 1527, he worked for Pope Urban XIII and then for Pope Alexander VII at St. Peter's Basilica where he designed the famous piazza (place) in front of the basilica and many of the most splendid things that are inside.

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Angel of the North By Anthony Gormley- Gateshead. A land mark for miles around as it is HUGE!

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A beautiful rare Art Deco figure by Dakon for Goldscheider, Austria c1920s, depicting the "Dolly sisters"

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from ShahrazadArt

Il bacio di Rodin

The Kiss - Auguste Rodin. One of his most famous sculptures portrays the 13th-century Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo; according to the tale in Dante’s Inferno, when their romance was uncovered, her husband killed them both.

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A classic French figure in zinc, Art Deco style. 1930. Sculptor: Sir Alfred Gilbert, 8/12/1854-11/4/1934, was an English sculptor and Goldsmith, famous for building the source of Piccadilly Circus (1887-1892) in London, crowned by the figure of Eros.

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