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

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Expansion, New York, Usa
Artist Paige Bradley created this piece in Manhattan as a symbol of spiritual and intellectual freedom.
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The Veiled Virgin. Mid-19th century
It’s hard to believe that Giovanni Straza carved this gorgeous Virgin Mary from marble. Her veil seems incredibly realistic.
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Pietà, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican
Michelangelo Buonarotti was truly one of a kind. He created Virgin Mary and Jesus using marble when he was just 24 years old.
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Colossus, Florence, Italy
This god of the mountains is so life-like it seems he’ll stand up any time. Italian sculptor Giambologna created him back in 1500s to commemorate Italy’s Apennine Mountains, hence the name of the god – Apennino.
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Blessed Ludovica Albertoni, Rome
This funerary monument is now located in the Church of San Francesco a Ripa in Rome. Lorenzo Bernini’s genius is evident in each and every fold of Ludovica’s garment.
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