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Lil Eddie - Statue (lyrics)
Lil Eddie - Statue (lyrics)
Published: 2009/05/06
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Statue - Lil Eddie (LYRICS)
Statue - Lil Eddie (LYRICS)
Published: 2016/03/25
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"George Washington Was Racist!!" Tucker Carlson OWNS Al Sharpton, CNN on Statue Debate
"George Washington Was Racist!!" Tucker Carlson OWNS Al Sharpton, CNN on Statue Debate
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: The Liberty Hound
Pro-Slavery Statue Comes Down Overnight
Pro-Slavery Statue Comes Down Overnight
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: The Young Turks
Tucker Carlson DUMBFOUNDED! LEFTISTS BURN statue of ABRAHAM LINCOLN!!
Tucker Carlson DUMBFOUNDED! LEFTISTS BURN statue of ABRAHAM LINCOLN!!
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: MGTOW University
Protesters topple confederate statue in Durham, NC
Protesters topple confederate statue in Durham, NC
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Fox News
Charlottesville mayor to issue statement on Lee statue
Charlottesville mayor to issue statement on Lee statue
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Fox News
Stephen Roasts A Confederate Statue
Stephen Roasts A Confederate Statue
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
#Charlottesville Statue Toppling Is Latter Day Book Burning
#Charlottesville Statue Toppling Is Latter Day Book Burning
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Lionel Nation
Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy
Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Democracy Now!
Conservatives Are Targeting 1 Statue Hillary Does NOT Want Torn Down. | Top Stories Today
Conservatives Are Targeting 1 Statue Hillary Does NOT Want Torn Down. | Top Stories Today
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Top Stories Today
Alt-Right Statue Protest Just Sad
Alt-Right Statue Protest Just Sad
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: The Young Turks
Protesters topple Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina
Protesters topple Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: NBC4 WCMH-TV Columbus
3 Protesters Arrested After Pulling Down Confederate Statue In Durham
3 Protesters Arrested After Pulling Down Confederate Statue In Durham
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: TheAdviseShowTV
Brawling Continues Near Va. Confederate Statue
Brawling Continues Near Va. Confederate Statue
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Associated Press
After 1st Statue Toppled, 2nd Statue Gains Popularity for Removal & Trump-Haters Are Livid
After 1st Statue Toppled, 2nd Statue Gains Popularity for Removal & Trump-Haters Are Livid
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Breaking News 24/7
The Eden Project - Statues ft. Leah Kelly
The Eden Project - Statues ft. Leah Kelly
Published: 2014/04/07
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After Confederate Statue Toppler Jailed, Trump Adds Insult To Injury With 2 Words
After Confederate Statue Toppler Jailed, Trump Adds Insult To Injury With 2 Words
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Breaking News 24/7
Confederate Statue Smashed By Protesters (VIDEO)
Confederate Statue Smashed By Protesters (VIDEO)
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: The Young Turks
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Statue From Maryland State House Removed | NBC News
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Statue From Maryland State House Removed | NBC News
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: NBC News
Protesters tear down Confederate statue in North Carolina
Protesters tear down Confederate statue in North Carolina
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: CBS News
BREAKING: Bill Clinton’s Accusers Demand Removal of Statue in South Dakota
BREAKING: Bill Clinton’s Accusers Demand Removal of Statue in South Dakota
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: TOP NEWS HEADLINES DAILY
Trump Gets New York City Statue, Belle and Sebastian Left Their Drummer at Walmart - Monologue
Trump Gets New York City Statue, Belle and Sebastian Left Their Drummer at Walmart - Monologue
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Frmr Philadelphia Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo’s Statue Spray-Painted
Frmr Philadelphia Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo’s Statue Spray-Painted
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Martin Brodel
#Charlottesville Statue Toppling Is Latter Day Book Burning
#Charlottesville Statue Toppling Is Latter Day Book Burning
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Lionel Nation
Let
Let's Repurpose Those Confederate Statues
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Victory! Seattle to Remove Lenin Statue | Jack Posobiec Periscope
Victory! Seattle to Remove Lenin Statue | Jack Posobiec Periscope
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: OpenMind
5 Mysterious Moving Statues Caught On Camera
5 Mysterious Moving Statues Caught On Camera
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: Real Bizarre
ANTIFA ACTIVIST WHO KNOCKED DOWN CONFEDERATE STATUE FOUND AND ARRESTED BY POLICE
ANTIFA ACTIVIST WHO KNOCKED DOWN CONFEDERATE STATUE FOUND AND ARRESTED BY POLICE
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Conservative America Today - News Network
Donald Trump denounces Confederate statue removal
Donald Trump denounces Confederate statue removal
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Al Jazeera English
In the Hometown of Bartholdi, Who Gave Us the Statue of Liberty
In the Hometown of Bartholdi, Who Gave Us the Statue of Liberty
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Rick Steves' Europe
LIVE LOOK AT VANDALIZED Confederate Jefferson Davis Memorial Statue Damaged In Arizona
LIVE LOOK AT VANDALIZED Confederate Jefferson Davis Memorial Statue Damaged In Arizona
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: ABC15 Arizona
Confederate Statue in NC Toppled; WHERE DOES IT STOP?
Confederate Statue in NC Toppled; WHERE DOES IT STOP?
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Trump Nation
Protesters Rip Down Confederate Statue in North Carolina
Protesters Rip Down Confederate Statue in North Carolina
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Complex News
After Toppling Confederate Statue, Liberals On The Run After Hearing Who’s Coming For Them
After Toppling Confederate Statue, Liberals On The Run After Hearing Who’s Coming For Them
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Breaking News 24/7
Bill Clinton’s Accusers Demand Removal of Statue in South Dakota
Bill Clinton’s Accusers Demand Removal of Statue in South Dakota
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Martin Brodel
RAW VIDEO: Durham protesters topple Confederate statue at old courthouse
RAW VIDEO: Durham protesters topple Confederate statue at old courthouse
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: CBS North Carolina
ANTIFA ALERT VANDALS DESTROY 90 YEAR OLD LINCOLN STATUE IN CHICAGO – THE PICTURE IS INFURIATING
ANTIFA ALERT VANDALS DESTROY 90 YEAR OLD LINCOLN STATUE IN CHICAGO – THE PICTURE IS INFURIATING
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Breaking News 365
Trump Supporters Demand Lenin Statue in Seattle be Torn Down | Jack Posobiec Periscope
Trump Supporters Demand Lenin Statue in Seattle be Torn Down | Jack Posobiec Periscope
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: OpenMind
Lincoln Statue Vandalized
Lincoln Statue Vandalized
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: CBS Chicago
Protesters In Durham, North Carolina Pull Down Confederate Statue Outside Government Building | TIME
Protesters In Durham, North Carolina Pull Down Confederate Statue Outside Government Building | TIME
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: TIME
Woman Who Took Part In TOPPLING Confederate Soldier Statue Is ARRESTED & Hit With FELONY CHARGES!
Woman Who Took Part In TOPPLING Confederate Soldier Statue Is ARRESTED & Hit With FELONY CHARGES!
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Hezakya Newz & Music
Trump
Trump's statue obsession in Best of Late Night
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: USA TODAY
The Last Confederate Statues (HBO)
The Last Confederate Statues (HBO)
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: VICE News
Lenin Statue In Seattle: Why Aren
Lenin Statue In Seattle: Why Aren't More Protesters Calling For It To Be Torn Down?
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Western Journalism
People Having Fun With Statues - Right Moment Pics Compilation
People Having Fun With Statues - Right Moment Pics Compilation
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Marko Andruss
Baltimore removes Confederate statues
Baltimore removes Confederate statues
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Fox News
8 MYSTERIÖSE STATUE BEWEGUNGEN, AUF KAMERA FESTGEHALTEN!
8 MYSTERIÖSE STATUE BEWEGUNGEN, AUF KAMERA FESTGEHALTEN!
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: JERYKO
Trump on Robert E. Lee statue
Trump on Robert E. Lee statue
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: TP Clips 8
"Which Statues Are Next? Washington? Jefferson? - Tucker Carlson
"Which Statues Are Next? Washington? Jefferson? - Tucker Carlson
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: #FreeThought
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The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin c. 1902, Bronze, Copenhagen, Denmark
Leshan Giant Buddha, c. 803, a stone statue carved out of a mountain face in Leshan, China

A statue is a sculpture, representing one or more people or animals (including abstract concepts allegorically represented as people or animals), free-standing (as opposed to a relief) and normally full-length (as opposed to a bust) and at least close to life-size, or larger.[1]

A small statue, usually small enough to be picked up, is called a statuette or figurine, while one that is more than twice life-size is called a colossal statue.[2]

The definition of a statue is not always clear-cut; equestrian statues, of a person on a horse, are certainly included, and in many cases, such as a Madonna and Child or a Pietà, a sculpture of two people will also be.

Statues have been produced in many cultures from prehistory to the present; the oldest known statue dating to about 30,000 years ago. The world's tallest statue, Spring Temple Buddha, is 128 metres (420 ft), and is located in Lushan County, Henan, China.

Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person. Many statues are intended as public art, exhibited outdoors or in public buildings. Some statues gain fame in their own right, separate from the person or concept they represent, as with the Statue of Liberty.

Color[edit]

Ancient statues often survive showing the bare surface of the material of which they are made. For example, many people associate Greek classical art with white marble sculpture, but there is evidence that many statues were painted in bright colors.[3] Most of the color was weathered off over time; small remnants were removed during cleaning; in some cases small traces remained which could be identified.[3] A travelling exhibition of 20 coloured replicas of Greek and Roman works, alongside 35 original statues and reliefs, was held in Europe and the United States in 2008: Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity.[4] Details such as whether the paint was applied in one or two coats, how finely the pigments were ground, or exactly which binding medium would have been used in each case—all elements that would affect the appearance of a finished piece—are not known. Richter goes so far as to say of classical Greek sculpture, "`All stone sculpture, whether limestone or marble, was painted, either wholly or in part." [5]

Medieval statues were also usually painted, with some still retaining their original pigments. The coloring of statues ceased during the Renaissance, as excavated classical sculptures, which had lost their coloring, became regarded as the best models.

Balance of Nature statue near VUDA Park, Visakhapatnam
The 58 feet monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola in South Karnataka is one of the largest of the 1st Millennium CE.

Historical periods[edit]

Antiquity[edit]

The Löwenmensch figurine from the Swabian Alps in Germany is the oldest known statue in the world, and dates to 30,000-40,000 years ago.[6][7][8] The Venus of Hohle Fels, from the same area, is somewhat later.[9] Throughout history, statues have been associated with cult images in many religious traditions, from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome to the present.

Egyptian statues showing kings as sphinxes have existed since the Old Kingdom, the oldest being for Djedefre (c. 2500 BC).[10] The oldest statue of a striding pharaoh dates from the reign of Senwosret I (c. 1950 BC) and is the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.[11] The Middle Kingdom of Egypt (starting around 2000 BC) witnessed the growth of block statues which then became the most popular form until the Ptolemaic period (c. 300 BC).[12]

The oldest statue of a deity in Rome was the bronze statue of Ceres in 485 BC.[13][14] The oldest statue in Rome is now the statue of Diana on the Aventine.[15]

The wonders of the world include several statues from antiquity, with the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Middle Ages[edit]

While Byzantine art flourished in various forms, sculpture and statue making witnessed a general decline; although statues of emperors continued to appear.[16] An example was the statue of Justinian (6th century) which stood in the square across from the Hagia Sophia until the fall of Constantinople in the 15th century.[16] Part of the decline in statue making in the Byzantine period can be attributed to the mistrust the Church placed in the art form, given that it viewed sculpture in general as a method for making and worshiping idols.[16] While making statues was not subject to a general ban, it was hardly encouraged in this period.[16] Justinian was one of the last Emperors to have a full-size statue made, and secular statues of any size became virtually non-existent after iconoclasm; and the artistic skill for making statues was lost in the process.

Modern Era[edit]

Starting with the work of Maillol around 1900, the human figures embodied in statues began to move away from the various schools of realism that had held them bound for thousands of years. The Futurist and Cubist schools took this metamorphism even further until statues, often still nominally representing humans, had lost all but the most rudimentary relationship to the human form. By the 1920s and 1930s statues began to appear that were completely abstract in design and execution.[17]

The notion that the position of the hooves of horses in equestrian statues indicated the rider's cause of death has been disproved.[18][19]

Image gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merriam Webster's Dictionary defines a statue as: "a three-dimensional representation usually of a person, animal, or mythical being that is produced by sculpturing, modeling, or casting" [1]
  2. ^ Collins online dictionary: Colossal "2. (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size."; entry in the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus® Online
  3. ^ a b "Archeological Institute of America: Carved in Living Color". Archaeology.org. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity September 22, 2007 Through January 20, 2008, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum". Web.archive.org. 4 January 2009. Archived from the original on 4 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Richter, Gisela M. A., ‘’The Handbook of Greek Art: Architecture, Sculpture, Gems, Coins, Jewellery, Metalwork, Pottery and Vase Painting, Glass, Furniture, Textiles, Paintings and Mosaics’’, Phaidon Publishers Inc., New York, 1960 p. 46
  6. ^ "Lion man takes pride of place as oldest statue" by Rex Dalton, Nature 425, 7 (4 September 2003) doi:10.1038/425007a also Nature News 4 September 2003
  7. ^ "Ice Age Lion Man is world’s earliest figurative sculpture" by Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper 31 January 2013
  8. ^ Musical behaviours and the archaeological record: a preliminary study, University of Cambridge Archived 10 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe by Andrew J. Lawson (13 July 2012) ISBN 0199698228 Oxford UP page 125
  10. ^ The Egyptian Museum in Cairo by Abeer El-Shahawy and Farid Atiya (10 November 2005) ISBN 9771721836 page 117
  11. ^ The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Donald B. Redford (15 December 2000) ISBN 0195102347 page 230
  12. ^ Egyptian Statues by Gay Robins (4 March 2008) ISBN 0747805202 page 28
  13. ^ Famous Firsts in the Ancient Greek and Roman World by David Matz (Jun 2000) ISBN 0786405996 page 87
  14. ^ The Art of Rome c.753 B.C.-A.D. 337 by Jerome Jordan Pollitt (30 June 1983) ISBN 052127365X page 19
  15. ^ Samnium and the Samnites by E. T. Salmon (2 September 1967) ISBN 0521061857 page 181
  16. ^ a b c d Byzantine Art by Charles Bayet (1 October 2009) ISBN 1844846202 page 54
  17. ^ Giedion-Welcker, Carola, ‘’Contemporary Sculpture: An Evolution in Volume and Space, A revised and Enlarged Edition’’, Faber and Faber, London, 1961 pp. X to XX
  18. ^ Barbara Mikkelson (2 August 2007). "Statue of Limitations". Snopes.com. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  19. ^ Cecil Adams (6 October 1989). "In statues, does the number of feet the horse has off the ground indicate the fate of the rider?". The Straight Dope. Chicago Reader. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 

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