Online for the first time, thousands of public sculptures

Over 13,500 public sculptures were photographed and placed online for the first-time.

Online for the first time, thousands of public sculptures

Over 13,500 public sculptures were photographed and placed online for the first-time.

Art education charity Art UK captured 140,000 photos of works by artists like Henry Moore, Antony Gormley and Barbara Hepworth.

The collection was presented at Harlow's Water Gardens, Essex. Eve is a bronze from Auguste Rodin in 1882.

Andrew Ellis, Art UK director, stated: "The UK has an enviable collection public sculptures."

The five-year-old project featured famous characters such as Princess Pocahontas, Captain Mainwaring, played by Arthur Lowe on sitcom Dad's Army and The Bee Gees.

There are just over 2,600 public sculptures that commemorate or depict named people, with more than 460 being of royalty.

Queen Victoria was the monarch who had the most monuments and sculptures to her with over 175 statues fountains bandstands clock towers and other artifacts.

Art UK discovered that only 17% of sculptures depicting or commemorating named people were dedicated specifically to women. 5.5% went to both men, and the rest to the men.

The charity found that just under 2% of artworks depicting or commemorating people are from people of ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The collection includes sculptures as well as water troughs and drinking fountains. It also contains clock towers, clock towers.

Ellis stated that it was important for Stoke-on-Trent-based charity, but also for "anyone who cares about public artwork or just wants to learn more about the sculpture they pass each day".

According to the charity, it is close to completing the recording of all sculptures from the past 1,000 years within UK public collections. There are 36,000 available online.

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