The Greatest Sculptors of Yesteryear

The greatest sculptors of all time are no longer with us. But their masterpieces are and each one continues to inspire thousands of sculptors out there. If we were to ask you, who would you put in your list of the greatest sculptors of all time?

So, here is a list of the best sculptors of all time who are responsible for some of the best sculptures of all time.

Constantin Brancusi

Romania’s greatest sculptor ever, Constantin Brancusi is one of the youngest if not the youngest of all times. That is of course compared to those who have lived in ancient times. Constantin is mostly known for his masterpiece, the Endless Column created or better yet built at Targu Jiu in Romania.

Constantin was born out of poverty and he struggled for many years. In 1904, he settled in Paris where he became a student of Auguste Rodin, yet another master artisan. Constantin’s art was not about abstract nor complexity.

His art was described as “truth to materials” wherein everything speaks volumes and are connected or recognizable by nature.

For him, it was all about purity.

Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, best known as Michelangelo is one of the greatest sculptures in history. He has inspired millions of artists across the globe. He is an artisan of many forms including sculpting and painting.

His greatest sculptures are the David, Pieta, Bacchus, The Deposition, and so much more.

He is also the artist behind the Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the world’s greatest masterpieces. Michelangelo was also an architect, poet, and painter. As a child, Michelangelo first studied grammar under Francesco da Urbino, a Humanist. However, he developed a connection with paintings instead. And the rest is history.

Donatello

Another famous sculptor from Florence, Italy just like Michelangelo. But, Donatello inspired Michelangelo just like he did with millions of artists across the globe before and today. He was one of the most influential sculptors during the 15th century across the globe.

Donatello had a unique style in sculpting. He brought a new perspective by using measurable space instead of using a flat background. But that is only a pile of sand in his contribution to the world of art.

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