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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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Electrifying

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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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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

The answer is blowing in the wind

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#3

Colossus, Florence, Italy

Colossus, Florence, Italy

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marie battisti 2 years ago

He is the god of the mountains, and is named Appennino. He was made in the 1500s by Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains.

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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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Сашка Бес 2 years ago

this work named " Love " by Alexander Milov, an artist from Odessa, Ukraine

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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 2 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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Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

They look so unbelievably real!

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#7

Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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Junebug 2 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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#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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Moi Ra 2 years ago

Reminds me of this one by my mother, Ursula Focke, in Goslar / Germany ... :) p1080764-5...3a8c7f.jpg p1080764-57bb5a43a8c7f.jpg

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#10

Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

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Griselle Lugo 2 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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omek1982 2 years ago

pass by this at least 2 times a day, few times during winter, water did freeze with nice and unique effects each time

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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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Caroline Myklebust 2 years ago

It's a optical illusion ^^ The stairs are just made smaller, like a thorn.

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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 2 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 2 years ago

creepy

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#15

Raindrop By Nazar Bilyk, Ukraine

Raindrop By Nazar Bilyk, Ukraine

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#16

Shadow Street Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

Shadow Street Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

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Josh Fellman 4 months 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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Poly Paws 2 months ago

My hometown... this is an iconic part of Melbourne 😊

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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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Aga Smieja 2 years ago

Epic. And nothing more.

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#19

Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

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Carol Dagg-Lake 4 months ago

I would like to take my grandchildren to this sculpture. Of course they would love it.

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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 2 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 2 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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Katze Okapi 2 years ago

Actually that is not the complete version.One can find more of them on the other side of the street. On that side the sculptures are slowly sinking into the ground, while they are coming from the ground in this one. For more pictures: https://gallivance.net/2013/12/05/wroclaws-anonymous-pedestrians-remembering-martial-law/

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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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NICK MULLALLY 2 years ago

Where is this ?

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#24

De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

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Spinaap 2 years ago

funny

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#25

Nelson Mandela, South Africa

Nelson Mandela, South Africa

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Starflower26 2 years ago

Nelson Mandela Sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli, just outside Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was here on 5 August 1962, that Nelson Mandela was finally captured by police and his "Long Walk to Freedom" began.

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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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Sua Kang 2 years ago

All of these sculpturrs on this list are awesome but I would lose it if I saw them for the first time AT NIGHT

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#27

Kelpies, Grangemouth, Uk

Kelpies, Grangemouth, Uk

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FuzzyFloof 2 years ago

Kelpies... Amazing mythical creature.

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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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Jiamin Xu 2 years ago

Saw this at Eden project

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#33

A Day Out, Adelaide, Australia

A Day Out, Adelaide, Australia

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce) 2 years ago

Not surprisingly little kids absolutely love these guys.

#34

Magic Wire Mesh Sculpture By Pauline Ohrel, France

Magic Wire Mesh Sculpture By Pauline Ohrel, France

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Flora Polvado 2 years ago

These would be a great dr. Who episode

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#35

Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, Usa

Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, Usa

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Caiya Stoltenberg 2 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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Hannah S 2 years ago

David Černý not Cherny...

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#37

The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Block head lol.

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#38

The Shark, Oxford, Uk

The Shark, Oxford, Uk

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Leonie Brok 2 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 2 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 2 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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Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

There is a real iguana park in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It's lovely to hang out with them.

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#42

Spider, Tate Modern, London, Uk

Spider, Tate Modern, London, Uk

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Ariane Kok 2 years ago

Saw this one in Ottawa as well?

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