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Linderhof Palace, Germany, (2009)

Measurements: Black metal frame, 17 ¾” x 22.5”. Image: 11” x 15”

Matte & Paper: 8n ply, white. Hahneumuhle archival paper

Photo #1675


Statues and other types of statuary have played a significant role in art throughout history. They have been used to represent important figures, convey cultural values and beliefs, and serve as public landmarks. Statues can be made from a variety of materials, including bronze, marble, and stone, and can range in size from small figurines to large, life-sized scultures.


One of the main functions of statuary in art is to serve as a representation of an important figure or event. For example, statues of historical figures or leaders are often erected to honour their accomplishments and serve as a reminder of their legacy. Statues of gods and goddesses were also commonly used in ancient cultures as a way to represent and honour their deities.


In addition to serving as representations of individuals or events, statues can also convey culture values and beliefs. For example, statues of warriors or heroes may be used to celebrate the bravery and strength of a particular culture. Statues of animals or mythical creatures may be used to depict the beliefs or mythology of a culture.


Finally, statues can also serve as public landmarks and can be used to decorate public spaces. They can add visual interest to a city or town and can become an iconic symbol of a particular place.


Overall, the importance of statuary in art lies in its ability to represent and honour important figures and events, convey values and beliefs, and serve as public landmarks.

Statue, North American Native Warrior, 19th century

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