Some sculptors create stunning works that are so uncannily majestic. There is compiled a list of the 20 most fantastic sculptures that look like a fairy tale coming alive.
8-foot-tall bronze sculpture of King Arthur on the cliffs of Tintagel
The King Arthur statue is the work of Welsh sculptor Rubin Eynon. Cast in solid bronze it took over six months to design, sculpt and cast the sculpture. The sculpture was given the title “Gallos”, which is derived from the Cornish word for power.
Knocking at Death’s Door: A Sculpture by Giovanni Battista Cevasco
In this poignant artwork created in 1875 by Giovanni Battista Cevasco, a widow is depicted knocking on death’s door with one hand, while holding a wreath of victory in the other. The wreath symbolizes triumph over death, representing resurrection and renewal.
The widow in the sculpture is identified as the wife of Pietro Badaracco, a person of wealth as indicated by her attire. Above the door, various symbols are depicted, including a compass, an anchor, books, a globe, and a ship’s helm, alluding to the deceased’s occupation as a captain of a ship or shipping fleet. The door-knocker itself bears a winged hourglass, symbolizing the fleeting nature of time
Christopher David White is a trompe l’oeil sculptor whose works are handmade predominantly from clay and rendered with acute attention to detail, often resembling decaying pieces of wood, rusted metal, and other objects in various stages of deterioration.