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Old January 1st, 2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 03:38 AM   #2
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 08:27 AM   #4
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Olmec Head No.1 From San Lorenzo 1200-900BCE.
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Marcus Aurelius, 176 ad, Rome.
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Thanks for posting the Marcus Aurelius statue.. equestrian statues are a fascinating study, as it is quite an art to balance the massive weight of a bronze statue on two or three small points. That particular statue was done superbly, and looks startlingly real.

We have a much newer one here in Toronto, of King Edward VII, which was originally installed in Delhi, India in 1919, but moved to Queen's Park in Toronto in 1969:





Nothing commands respect for a leader from his subjects more than a really fine equestrian statue. I suppose nothing creates more derision than a poorly modelled one!
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Cristo Rei, Lisbon


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Statue of Lucifer, the fallen angel:

Fuente del Ángel Caido, Retiro Park, Madrid:







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Thanks for posting the Marcus Aurelius statue.. equestrian statues are a fascinating study, as it is quite an art to balance the massive weight of a bronze statue on two or three small points. That particular statue was done superbly, and looks startlingly real.

We have a much newer one here in Toronto, of King Edward VII, which was originally installed in Delhi, India in 1919, but moved to Queen's Park in Toronto in 1969:





Nothing commands respect for a leader from his subjects more than a really fine equestrian statue. I suppose nothing creates more derision than a poorly modelled one!
Awesome photos! I took some pictures of the statue the last time I was in TO. I often use it as my profile photo on FB.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 12:17 AM   #11
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Lord Murugan Statue, Batu Caves - Kuala Lumpur

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 02:02 AM   #12
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Impressive Statue.


No really very large pr ancient statues in PR..



The following is called "MONUMENTO AL JÍBARO" which is a statue which honors the rural people of Puerto Rico. It is located in the central mountains by a main highway that crosses the island from North to South




Following statues were made by José A. Buscaglia Guillermety.

Statue of Justice in Bronze. It was delivered to a local law school.



This one is to portray the Motherland.



This is a statue honoring the Puerto Rican Pirate Cofresí who lived in the coastal town pf Cabo Rojo (in english that would translate to Red Cape). Statue seems taller then the palm trees but that is just an illusion. Palm trees are further back.



This statue honors Eugenio María de Hostos who was an intellect and educator who was involved in PR. independence. He is highly reknowned in Chile, Peru. the Dominican Republic and some other latin Amerian nations where he traveled and worked. What is left of him is in the Dominican Republic where he has an honor guard 24/7. Supposedly, he wanted what was left of him to be taken back to Puerto Rico when PR. becomes Independent.



This is a statue of Ramón Emeterio Betances. He was into medicine and Puerto Rican independence. With his medicine skills he helped many during an cholera epidemic in Western Puerto Rico. He also started a hospital. Currently, that hospital is still running and owned by the city it is located in.
Statue is located in Cabo Rojo.



This statue in our Capital City is called La herencia de la fe.



Following is a Statue of Simon Bolivar the Great Liberator from the UN Plaza in NY.



Same statue but from another angle.



Seems NY has another statue of Simon Bolivar on the Ave. of the Americas (8 Ave.) by Central Park.



Following statue is located in the same area but of the Liberator of Argentina Jose de San Martin.



Following statue is located in the same area but of Jose Julian Marti. Jose Julian Marti was a famous poet, writer and revolutionary during the wars of Independence of Cuba. The statue scene seems to be when he got it from a spanish bullet.

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 03:24 AM   #13
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the mother of statues:



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Old January 3rd, 2011, 04:48 AM   #14
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:21 AM   #15
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Here is a Monument/statue that sits on the grounds of the Virginia (USA) State Capitol Square.


Note the scale in relation to the utility vehicles.

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A large equestrian statue of George Washington atop a granite pedestal is located just northwest of the Capitol at the formal entrance to the square. This monument was conceived to honor Washington and to glorify Virginia's contributions to independence. Virginia's role in the Revolution is depicted by six of her sons surrounding General Washington, who is dressed in a military uniform. Smaller allegorical figures below the six pedestrian statues are inscribed with themes reflecting each patriot's contribution: Andrew Lewis, Colonial Times; Patrick Henry, Revolution; George Mason, Bill of Rights; Thomas Jefferson, Independence; Thomas Nelson, Finance; and John Marshall, Justice. American sculptor Thomas Crawford designed the monument. The cornerstone was laid on Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1850, and the Washington statue was unveiled on February 22, 1858. Crawford died in 1857 after completing the statues of Washington, Jefferson and Henry. His American colleague Randolph Rogers executed the statues of Mason, Marshall, Nelson, and Lewis, as well as the allegorical figures, the last of which was put into place in 1869.



The taller statue is surrounded by smaller statues that represent people and ideals that were important to the early history of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Patrick Henry (Give me Liberty, or give me Death!)


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Nicholas I / St Petersburg / 1859 / The first equestrian statue in the world with merely two support points (the rear hoofs of the horse)





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Nicholas I / St Petersburg / 1859 / The first equestrian statue in the world with merely two support points (the rear hoofs of the horse)

I remember studying that in Art History, years and years ago! It was considered a marvel of balance to be able to have the horse do so.
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I was amazed to see this statue group in Lexington Kentucky USA. A whole horse race in full flight ! You had the feeling they were gliding through the air yet many supported by only one hoof......and sometimes the edge of one hoof.....The horses are flanked by a fountain which rises at the finish line like a roar of a crowd at the winning post.....'Thoroughbred Park'
Maybe the best statues I have seen anywhere for realism ?


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...............have you ever seen another statue as light on it's feet.....really ?


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My favourite statues:

Statue of Liberty, USA


The Mother Land is Calling, Russia (the tallest non religous Statue in the world)


Leshan Giant Buddha, China


Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), Brazil



and one near my hometown, Bristol UK


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