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Sculpture is one of the oldest types of creativity, because people are used to depicting what they think about. Sculpture has a huge advantage over other types of fine art: sculptures and statues are much stronger than art objects such as paintings, dishes.

Ancient sculptures provide an opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of their creators, while at the same time, modern sculptures will open up today's view of the world for posterity. Well, today it is already possible to single out sculptures that have become famous throughout the world and have become iconic for a people, or religion, or an era as a whole.

1. The Sphinx is a majestic sculpture that can safely be called one of the most ancient and mysterious creations of man. The sculpture itself is a monument of a lying lion with a human head. The impressive dimensions of the sculpture - 20 meters in height and 73 meters in length - make one revere its creators, given that the age of the sculpture, according to various studies, ranges from 200,000 years to 6000 - 5000 BC. The famous Sphinx in Giza is located as an eternal and silent guardian of the valley. Egyptian pyramids. Today the Sphinx is going through its better days: the sculpture is heavily damaged both by natural forces, such as: sandstorms, air and water erosion, and by human efforts.

2.The sculpture of Aphrodite, made of snow-white marble, also known throughout the world as the Venus de Milo, is an iconic sculpture as it has almost ideal parameters, recognized as the standard of female beauty: 90-60-90. The whole history of Aphrodite from the island of Milos, from creation to discovery and current state, is shrouded in mystery.

The name of the sculptor of Venus is still a mystery to historians, but according to a legend that is popular on the islands Aegean Sea, a popular sculptor in his time, in search of a model, visited the island of Milos, where he discovered extraordinary beauty girl. Subsequently, he fell in love with his beautiful model. The statue dates back to about 120 BC, and Venus was discovered already in 1820 by a peasant named Yorgos, who, while cultivating his land, came across an invaluable find.

According to some reports, the sculpture was disassembled: separately the lower and upper parts, as well as the hands, one with an apple. To date, the hands themselves have not been found, but despite this defect, the sculpture of Venus de Milo is considered one of the most valuable exhibits of the Louvre.


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