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22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive

8 Finest Marble Statues That Highly Points Out The Sensitivity of Art

When we consider marble sculpting’s history, Sculptures are among the most ancient forms of art and it is the art of producing three-dimensional figures out of marble stones. Marble is a metamorphic rock made primarily of calcite and originated from limestone.

Sculptures & Marble statues are soulful pieces of artwork as they provide a 3D visualization and the finest edges that highly impact the sensitivity of the artwork. Some artworks made by artists are beyond the imagination levels and they always ask the question in our minds, “How is it possible to make such sensitive edges from a stone or a marble”. 

How Do the Marble Statues Appear to Be Alive?

Only marble has a modest translucency among the generally accessible stones. The translucent effect of pure white marble penetrates the light into the surface about 1 inch and then reflects. This translucent effect makes the finest marble statues that almost looks alive.

22. Pierre Julien – The Dying Gladiator, 1779

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Pierre Julien – The Dying Gladiator, 1779

21. Raffaelle Monti – Sisters of Charity, 1847

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Raffaelle Monti – Sisters of Charity, 1847

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20. Undine Rising from the Fountain by Chauncey Bradley

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Undine Rising from the Fountain by Chauncey Bradley

19. Statue of St. Sebastiano by Giuseppe Giorgetti

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Statue of St. Sebastiano by Giuseppe Giorgetti

18. Michelangelo – Pietà

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Michelangelo – Pietà

17. Girl Bathing by Richard James Wyatt

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Girl Bathing by Richard James Wyatt

16. Thomas Ridgeway – The West Wind

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Thomas Ridgeway – The West Wind

15. Faune endormi – Oeuvre d’Edme Bouchardon

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Faune endormi – Oeuvre d’Edme Bouchardon

14. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux – Ugolino and His Sons

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux – Ugolino and His Sons

13. Apollo and Daphne, by the Italian Artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Apollo and Daphne, by the Italian Artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini

12. Modesty By Antonio Corradini, 1752

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Modesty By Antonio Corradini, 1752

11. Ambrogio Borghi – Berenice’s Tresses

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Ambrogio Borghi – Berenice’s Tresses

10. Michelangelo, David

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Michelangelo, David

09. Reverse Pygmalion

22 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Reverse Pygmalion

08. “The West Wind” by Thomas Ridgeway Gould

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
“The West Wind” by Thomas Ridgeway Gould

07. Marble portrait of the co-emperor “Lucius Verus”

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Marble portrait of the co-emperor “Lucius Verus”

06. “Nymph” detail, Giovanni Battista Lombardi, Marble, 1864

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
“Nymph” detail, Giovanni Battista Lombardi, Marble, 1864

05. Lace fabric carved solid marble stone

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Lace fabric carved solid marble stone

04. “Ugolino and his sons” by jean-baptiste carpeaux

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
“Ugolino and his sons” by jean-baptiste carpeaux

03. “Ugolino and his sons” by jean-baptiste carpeaux

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
“Ugolino and his sons” by jean-baptiste carpeaux

02. “The Rape of Proserpina” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
“The Rape of Proserpina” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

01. Gaetano Cellini | Humanity Against Evil

8 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive
Gaetano Cellini | Humanity Against Evil

Famous buildings that are made of Marble

  • The Taj Mahal built in Agra, India between 1631 and 1648 is made entirely out of white marble.
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athina, Greece
  • The Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC
  • The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

Top 7 Finest Marble Statues That Almost Looks Alive

  1. Gaetano Cellini | Humanity Against Evil
  2. “The Rape of Proserpina” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  3. “Ugolino and his sons” by jean-baptiste carpeaux
  4. Lace fabric carved solid marble stone
  5. “Nymph” detail, Giovanni Battista Lombardi, Marble, 1864
  6. Marble portrait of the co-emperor “Lucius Verus”
  7. “The West Wind” by Thomas Ridgeway Gould

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