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 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.