A statue is a sculpture that representing a person or persons, an animal or animals, an event or events etc, normally full-length with 5 or 6 feet, not include the pedestal, as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size, or larger. Its primary concern is representational.
For example, The Statue of Liberty located in NYC, NY . The base is 65 feet tall, the pedestal is 89 feet tall, and the statue itself is 151 feet and one inch to the tip of the torch . The statue have became historic and inspire their own historic events.
In 1986, the Statue of Liberty meeting her one-hundredth anniversary, a three-day centennial celebration in her honor attracted 12 million. The guest list was unique. "We invited all the great statues of the world to her birthday party and created giant puppets to represent them," said Jeanne Fleming, director of the event. "Each one arrived accompanied by native music."
The definition of a statue is not always clear-cut; Statues of famous people are all over the globe but the ones that seem to capture people's attraction are the equestrian statues. The word, equestrian means "on horseback." So the sculptures of a person on a horse, called Equestrian statues. One of the oldest equestrian statues in the world is of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor. The statue stands near the capital in Rome, Italy. Another famous equestrian statue is the one of Joan of Arc in the Place du Martroi in Orleans, France.
There is an urban legend concerning a code for mounted statues, whereby the horse's hooves are supposed to indicate how the rider met his end. One hoof off the floor would indicate the rider died of wounds received in battle, or perhaps was just wounded in battle; two hooves off the floor would indicate the rider was killed in battle. An examination of the equestrian statues in most major European cities shows this is not true. If it ever was true, the practice appears to have died out in the 19th century.
In many cases, a sculpture are certainly included two people, such as a Madonna and Child or a Pietà. In other contexts, the Madonna may be referred to as the Mother of Jesus. These images are central icons of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity where Mary remains a central artistic topic.
A small statue, usually small enough to be picked up, is called a statuette or Figurine.
Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person. Nowadays, many statues are intended as public art, exhibited outdoors or in public buildings for the edification of passers-by, or for the decoration of beauty building.