Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, or Liberty Enlightening the World, is a colossal sculpture that was inaugurated in 1886. I classify it within the realist movement as it comes in about that period, although it is a unique artwork. It Represent Freedom in a humanized form. Besides being an important monument in the city of New York, it became a symbol in the United States and represents, on a more general level, freedom and emancipation from oppression.
This sculpture was a gift from the French people to the Americans for their independence. It is the work of French architect Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, and was attended by people like Gustave Eiffel and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. Curiously, there are replicas in Paris (France) and Tokyo (Japan).
Realism takes place between 1850 and
response to excessive romanticism and sentimentality and it characterizes by
represent things as they really are. The new social ideologies, the birth of
photography, and the scientific development, will be the doctrinal bases. It
was born in France, and soon it spread through the rest of Europe. The
sculpture was an art that had no immediate continuity at this time.
In conclusion, the Statue of Liberty is a very unique artwork. It was also, as already said, a gift, which was transported in pieces to America. This important artwork has become the symbol of this great American country.
It is located on Liberty Island just south of the island of Manhattan in the United States of America.