Memorial statues, portrait sculpture, or bronze monuments is a best way to give you a deep relief or just make you smile, as you remember a person or one special event in your heart. It can remind you of a great moment, Bronze statues have always been a way to exhibit human emotions, occasions or make a lasting tribute to a person. Bronze statue will last forever. Today, let’s talk about top popular 5 memorial statues in American.
1.Lincoln memorial statue at night
Abraham Lincoln (December 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States, the first Republican president, and also the first assassinated American president . He had made great contributions to the advancement of American society. He is very respected by the people because of his integrity, kindness and strong personality,. As one of the greatest figures in world history, Lincoln led the great war to save the federation and end the slavery. He has been one of the most admired president of American history. Although he had only a little primary education in the frontier and had little experience in public office, his keen insight and deep sense of humanitarianism made him one of the greatest presidents in American history. Paper money of 5 dollar printed Lincoln’s head, which shows Lincoln’s position and influencer in the history of the United States.
“He is a man who will not be intimidated toward difficulties and will never be puzzled by success,” Marxist said.
(2)Lincon Memorial Statue
The tall of sitting Lincon statue is 19 feet. And the statue was carved by the Piccirilli brothers under the supervision of the sculptor, Daniel Chester French, and took four years to complete. Daniel Chester French devoted several years to researching Abraham Lincoln and studying photographs of him. French decided that the special qualities found in the sixteenth president were his strength combined with his compassionate nature. In what ways did French portray these characteristics in his statue? French depicted the president as a worn but strong individual who had endured many hardships. He positioned Lincoln’s hands in a manner that displayed his two leading qualities. One of the president’s hands is clenched, representing his strength and determination to see the war through to a successful conclusion. The other hand is a more open, slightly more relaxed hand representing his compassionate, warm nature.
2.Jefferson Memorial Statue
Jefferson is one of the greatest thinkers in American history, the profound idea of democratic idea system he created has a strong humanism. He is one of the main representatives of the enlightenment in the 18th century. he opposed all oppression and tyranny, hate the monarchy and aristocracy. In order to avoid tyranny, he designed a well-developed mechanism and regarded education as the most important means of preventing democracy from degenerating into tyranny. He was most concerned with freedom, and he places liberty as one of the sacred and inviolable natural rights; he particularly emphasized freedom of thought, opposited to anything that binds thinking freedom. Whether it is church or government. He had deep feelings for the people, advocated the eradication of poverty and opposed social inequality. In his view, the safety and freedom of the human are the most important thing.
(2) Jefferson Memorial Statue
The height of Jefferson Memorial is 19 ft. tall bronze statue of the President standing tall with his famous fur coat. He seems to have an eye towards the future, and have knowledge of the challenges and strengths that America would ultimately possess. Initially plaster was used, since metal was being rationed for World War II. However, almost immediately following the end of the war, in early 1946, it was replaced with steel.
3.Vietnam memorial statue
Vietnam War Memorial, located in Washington, is a national war memorial to commemorate US soldiers served in the Vietnam War (1955-1957). The monument consists of three parts, three men memorial statue, vietnam womens memorial sculpture and Vietnam veterans memorial wall, amongst them, memorial wall it the most famous. Visitor can be up to 3 million each year.
The Vietnam veterans monument was designed by American Chinese architect Lin Ying and the main part was completed in 1982. In the black marble monument wall, engraved with more than fifty thousand soldiers’ name killed in the war. The whole monument wall is placed in a large lawn. Under the monument without hero image, under the wall with the dead man’s name, people think of war and peace, and comfort the souls of countless American soldiers who have sacrificed their lives.
4.Selena memorial statue
This bronze memorial statue is 5’8″ life-sized . As shown, the Selena wearing a leather jacket with microphone in hand, sculpted by H. W. “Buddy” Tatum, a Corpus Christi artist. She is leaning against a concrete pillar looking towards the Corpus Christi Bay.
A Hispanic singing idol, she was murdered at age 23 at the Days Inn, Room 158, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the Grammy winning queen of Tejano music and sold more than 1. 5 million records.
5.Statue of liberty Monument
The Statue of Liberty is completed by the famous French sculptor Bartholdi by10 years’ effort. The goddess’s appearance was designed from the sculptor’s mother. The goddess holding the torch in her right hand is on the basis of the arm of the sculptor’s wife for reference.
The goddess of freedom wears ancient Greek-style clothing, The crowns have seven pointed mountains that symbolize the seven continents and five oceans of the world. The goddess’ right hand holds the torch, which represent freedom. The left hand holds a law book engraved with the date “July 4, 1776”, the date of the American declaration of independence. The feet were broken handcuffs, shackles and chains. She symbolizes freedom, break away from the tyranny of the constraints. In October 28, 1886, the statue was completed and unveiled. The internal structure of the wrought iron is designed by Gustav Eiffel, who later built the Paris Eiffel Tower.
Statue of Liberty is 46 meters high, total 93 meters if add base, weighing more than 200 tons. It is cast by metal and placed in the concrete base.
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