Prepare to Be Amazed by These Incredibly Realistic Sculptures

December 22, 2016

Human beings are capable of creating perfection. This has been proved by artisans all over the world whose genius sculptures seemingly come to life from marble, clay, or bronze. You look at these masterpieces and can’t believe that cold stone can be so similar to a warm living body.

LikeAble has found the most wondrous exhibits by various sculptors that we can’t stop admiring.

The Rape of Proserpina. Marble. Height 295 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini created this masterpiece when he was 23 — in 1621. “I subdued the marble and made it as supple as wax.”

Modesty by Antonio Corradini. Marble. 1752. Cappella Sansevero, Naples.
The sculpture is a sepulchral monument to the mother of Prince Raimondo who gave him life by sacrificing her own.

Amor and Psyche by Antonio Canova. Marble. 1800-1803. Height 155 cm.
The other name for the sculpture is Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.

I Am Beautiful. The Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin. 1880.

A marble tomb monument at Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa. It was opened in 1851 and is well known for numerous highly artistic monuments, mausoleums, and sarcophagi.

The majority of the Staglieno sculptures were made by the most prominent Italian artisans of the 19th century: Santo Varni, Giulio Monteverde, etc.

The Veiled Virgin. Mid-19th century.
The image of the Virgin Mary carved from marble by Giovanni Straza.

Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarotti. Height 174 cm. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican.
The master was 24 years old when he carved the Virgin Mary and Jesus from marble.

Denied by modern sculptor Philippe Faraut. Clay. 2008.
Philippe Faraut, woodcarver and furniture designer by education, works with clay, marble, and bronze. He is an unrivaled master of portrait sculpture.

Blessed Ludovica Albertoni (1474-1533) is a funerary monument in the Church of San Francesco a Ripa in Rome by Lorenzo Bernini.

The Despair by Jean-Joseph Perraud. 1868.
The sculpture is exhibited in the Louvre.

The Three Graces by Antonio Canova. Marble. Height 182 cm. Ca. 1813-1816.
Located in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.