Emotion Captured in Stone Statues Around the World

You don’t have to be an art critic to appreciate how lifelike statues that are carved in stone and marble can be. Not only do they somehow seem to capture the actual movement of their subjects, but often their eyes express an intense emotion. It is hard to imagine that these incredible works of art were once just blocks of stone with no semblance of the shapes that they would eventually become. Some of the facial expressions are truly amazing, whether showing fear, pain, or even passion. Here are some of our favorite statues that we have seen during our travels.


Lifelike Eyes in the Vatican Museum


Inside the Arc de Triomphe in Paris


Statue of David


Emotion and Intricate Details


Expressing the Energy of the Moment


From the Charles Bridge in Prague


Pain and Loss in Strasbourg, France


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4 Responses to Emotion Captured in Stone Statues Around the World

  1. zukitravel says:

    That is really good saying

  2. So true. The statues date back to ancient history.

  3. ralietravels says:

    Sculptors often seem to be better at capturing gesture than painters.

  4. Euphrates. says:


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