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Beyond Beautiful: 15 Sculptures That Look Too Real To Be True

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It’s true that human beings are far from perfection, but sometimes they create such staggering beauty that it looks like something that came right from heaven. Artists all over the world create sculptures of outstanding beauty, breathing life into various materials like stone, marble, clay, and bronze. Looking at these masterpieces it’s hard to believe that this is something rock-solid – all the intricately made details are truly breathtaking. Such is the craftsmanship of some artists that have graced us with their talent. Here are 15 of the most fascinating sculptures ever created.

 

 

The Rape of Proserpina, Galleria Borghese, Rome
Created more than 400 years ago by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was only 23 years old back then, this sculpture looks disturbingly life-like. Bernini strived to turn marble into wax and that’s exactly what he did.
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I Am Beautiful, The Gates of Hell, Paris
Auguste Rodin created this piece in 1880. We can easily understand why he was considered a genius.
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Beauty Lena, Yakutia
This monument recently erected in Yakutia (Russia) has already become the most popular target for making a selfie.
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Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa
Opened in 1851, this cemetery is world-famous for its wide array of incredible monuments, artistic sculptures, stunning mausoleums and sarcophagi with beautiful carvings.
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Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa
Most of the cemetery’s masterpieces were created by prominent 19th century sculptors including Santo Varni and Giulio Monteverde.
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