Statues in Europe: Facing the world in silence…

As a Graphic Designer and Illustrator I guess it’s quite normal to have an unlimited interest in anything design, typography or art related. I still remember how fascinated I always during my art history study (many) years ago. Intrigued and eager to learn and explore as much as I could…. It always filled me with so much joy to see so much beauty in paintings and statues and find out about the stories they where trying to tell. So when I recently was travelling around Europe for a week, I was lucky to have the opportunity to capture just a few of the many lovely statues. Some well known, others less know. Some in plain sight others hidden away. But to me they’re all treasures of history… I hope you’ll enjoy these statues in Europe…

Statues in Europe: Heinrich Heine – Denkmal
Heinrich Heine: Denkmal. Location: Hamburg – Rathausmarkt

Statues in Europe: Facing the world in silence
Statue on the island Giudecca, Venice

Statues in Europe: Facing the world in silence
Angel on top of The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore designed by the architect Andrea Palladio – Location: Giudecca, Venice

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Statue of Sant’Antonio da Padova. Located in Giudecca, Venice at The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore designed by the architect Andrea Palladio.

Statue of William Smith O'Brien
Statue of William Smith O’Brien (17 October 1803-18 June 1864), Irish Nationalist, Member of Parliament (MP) and leader of the Young Ireland movement) on O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland.

Detail of the O'Connell Monument
Detail of the O’Connell Monument, the memorial to Daniel O’Connell, the 19th century nationalist leader, by sculptor John Henry Foley.

Statues in Europe: Facing the world in silence
Statue on the island Giudecca, Venice.

Detail of The Neptune fountain by Reinhold Begas
Detail of The Neptune fountain by Reinhold Begas. Location: Berlin.

Statue of the hunting goddess Diana
Statue of the hunting goddess Diana in the colonnade of the Museum Island Berlin by Reinhold Felderhoff.

Detail of The Neptune fountain by Reinhold Begas
Detail of The Neptune fountain by Reinhold Begas. Location: Berlin.

Memorial statue to Veronica Guerin
Memorial statue to Veronica Guerin located in Dubh Linn Gardens, in the grounds of Dublin Castle.

Statues in Europe: Facing the world in silence
Statue at the entrance of the Alte nationalgalerie located at the Museum Island in Berlin.The building was designed by Friedrich August Stüler with details by Carl Busse, in an architectural style that is a mix between late Classicism and early Neorenaissance, and realised by Heinrich Strack.

The goddess Nike supporting a wounded warrior
The goddess Nike supporting a wounded warrior by Ludwig Wichmann located at The Schloßbrucke (Palace Bridge) in Berlin.

Detail of the exterior of the Sagrada Família by Gaudi
Detail of the exterior of the Sagrada Família by Gaudi located in Barcalona.

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