I bet you've noticed that almost every city has its own creative sculptures or statues, usually tucked along streets or city squares. Some of them are pretty ordinary, but others... Other famous sculptures can be extremely eye-catching and conversation-provoking.

The oldest known statuette, named Venus of Hohle Fels, dates back to around 33.000 - 38.000 BCE, and since then the sculpture art has changed in many ways. If this form of art was used to depict the surrounding world at first, then quickly it became a way to worship gods and later, as it turned to classical art era, to commemorate famous people. Now, modern sculptures might represent an idea and not an object or a living being at all, take odd shapes, and be made from absolutely any material imaginable.

To save you some trips across the world, Bored Panda has put together a list of the most creative sculptures and famous statues found throughout the globe. Some are old, some are modern art pieces, but they're all super creative and awe-inspiring. Take a look below and don't forget to vote for your favorite works of art - either classical or created by modern sculptors.

Did we miss any? Post your pics in the comment section!

#1

Expansion By Paige Bradley, New York, Usa

Expansion By Paige Bradley, New York, Usa

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

Does anyone know what the 3 holes on the wrist are symbolic for?

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#2

Dramatic Fairy Sculpture Dancing With Dandelion By Robin Wight, Uk

Dramatic Fairy Sculpture Dancing With Dandelion By Robin Wight, Uk

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Amber Rodgers
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!!

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#3

Colossus, Florence, Italy

Colossus, Florence, Italy

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Astonishing!

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#4

Inner Children Trapped Inside Adult Bodies By Alexander Milov

Inner Children Trapped Inside Adult Bodies By Alexander Milov

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Michelle O'Dell
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4 years ago

This is great. I love it

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#5

The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn

The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

I see it as Mother Nature trying to take back her planet.

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#6

Mustangs By Robert Glen, Las Colinas, Texas, Usa

Mustangs By Robert Glen, Las Colinas, Texas, Usa

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Lou Wow
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4 years ago

How are the splashes made?

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#7

Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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Junebug
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of the ringwraiths from LOTR

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#8

The Caring Hand, Glarus, Switzerland

The Caring Hand, Glarus, Switzerland

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

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#9

Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa

Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa

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MD
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it just me or is there something funny about this one... the final form just made me chuckle

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#10

Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

So simple and yet so beautiful!

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#11

The Rain Man By Jean-michel Folon, Italy

The Rain Man By Jean-michel Folon, Italy

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Carolina
Community Member
4 years ago

creepy.

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#12

Diminish And Ascend By David Mccracken, Bondi, Australia

Diminish And Ascend By David Mccracken, Bondi, Australia

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LittleLurker
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this one an optical illusion where it looks like it goes on forever depending on the angle from which you view it from, or?

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#13

Popped Up By Ervin Loránth Hervé, Budapest, Hungary

Popped Up By Ervin Loránth Hervé, Budapest, Hungary

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

When you try to sleep in on a Saturday, but the kids won't let you

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#14

Viccisitudes By Jason Decaires Taylor, Grenada, Vest Indies

Viccisitudes By Jason Decaires Taylor, Grenada, Vest Indies

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Emily Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

creepy

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#15

Raindrop By Nazar Bilyk, Ukraine

Raindrop By Nazar Bilyk, Ukraine

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Jesus Rodriguez Torbado
Community Member
4 years ago

breast implant?

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#16

Shadow Street Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

Shadow Street Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

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Josh Fellman
Community Member
2 years ago

feed the birdies

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#17

Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia

Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

this is libraries in 20 years

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#18

Epic 1,320-ton God Of War Statue In China

Epic 1,320-ton God Of War Statue In China

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, epic would be my first thought.

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#19

Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

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Josh Fellman
Community Member
2 years ago

just keep swimming

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#20

The Shoes On The Danube Bank By Can Togay & Gyula Pauer, Budapest, Hungary

The Shoes On The Danube Bank By Can Togay & Gyula Pauer, Budapest, Hungary

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James Floyd
Community Member
4 years ago

This permanent art exhibit impacted me so much.

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#21

Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France

Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France

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Na-eema
Community Member
4 years ago

Haunting

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#22

The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, Poland

The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, Poland

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Amber Rodgers
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!!

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#23

Ocean Atlas: Massive Underwater Statue Of Girl Carrying The Ocean On Her Shoulders

Ocean Atlas: Massive Underwater Statue Of Girl Carrying The Ocean On Her Shoulders

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

What if a boat hits that pole?

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#24

De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

Andrey Osipenko Report

Spinaap
Community Member
4 years ago

funny

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#25

Nelson Mandela, South Africa

Nelson Mandela, South Africa

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Judy Semmens
Community Member
4 years ago

A man with a great heart, sadly missed. That's a very clever sculpture.

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#26

People Of The River By Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore

People Of The River By Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore

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maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
4 years ago

kampong lifestyle ^^

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#27

Kelpies, Grangemouth, Uk

Kelpies, Grangemouth, Uk

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow times three!

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#28

The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York, Usa

The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York, Usa

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Junebug
Community Member
4 years ago

Hagrid in the sorcerers stone, anyone?

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#29

Jaume Plensa Sculptures, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Jaume Plensa Sculptures, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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seaufke
Community Member
4 years ago

last one to lose their tree wins

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#30

Salmon Sculpture, Portland, Oregon, Usa

Salmon Sculpture, Portland, Oregon, Usa

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Matthew Cockshutt
Community Member
4 years ago

Out of all of the statues in Portland... You chose the big fish.

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#31

Man Hanging Out, Prague, Czech Republic

Man Hanging Out, Prague, Czech Republic

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James Floyd
Community Member
4 years ago

It's supposed to be Freud

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#32

The Rising Tide By Jason Decaires Taylor, London

The Rising Tide By Jason Decaires Taylor, London

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Gven Amber
Community Member
4 years ago

Oil pumps?

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#33

A Day Out, Adelaide, Australia

A Day Out, Adelaide, Australia

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
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4 years ago

Not surprisingly little kids absolutely love these guys.

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#34

Magic Wire Mesh Sculpture By Pauline Ohrel, France

Magic Wire Mesh Sculpture By Pauline Ohrel, France

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Aimee Elizabeth
Community Member
4 years ago

Took me a few seconds to see it. Seriously peaceful. And perfect weather backdrop for the picture.

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#35

Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, Usa

Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, Usa

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Caiya Stoltenberg
Community Member
4 years ago

went there long time ago, very impressive

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#36

Metalmorphosis By David Cherny At The Whitehall Technology Park, Charlotte, Nc

Metalmorphosis By David Cherny At The Whitehall Technology Park, Charlotte, Nc

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Klára Jankovská
Community Member
4 years ago

It is in Prague as well! (since the author is Czech)

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#37

The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Block head lol.

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#38

The Shark, Oxford, Uk

The Shark, Oxford, Uk

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Leonie Brok
Community Member
4 years ago

What a lightning rod

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#39

A Scene From The World War With Real-size Statues, Eceabat, Turkey

A Scene From The World War With Real-size Statues, Eceabat, Turkey

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Dincer Koroglu
Community Member
4 years ago

also very impressive covered with snow. http://mobil.hurriyet.com.tr/eceabatta-heykeller-kar-altinda-27873702

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#40

Man At Work, Bratislava, Slovakia

Man At Work, Bratislava, Slovakia

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Griselle Lugo
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a picture next I this guy! Actually, they call him the lazy worker, I think, because he is just not doing what he is supposed to be doing!

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#41

Iguana Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Iguana Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Lisa Florina
Community Member
4 years ago

Unfortunately not there anymore :(

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#42

Spider, Tate Modern, London, Uk

Spider, Tate Modern, London, Uk

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Ariane Kok
Community Member
4 years ago

Saw this one in Ottawa as well?

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