The sculptures linked here as “15 utterly incomparable sculptures of the past and present” may or may not be utterly incomparable but are unutterably beautiful, some perhaps more fervently so than others. Most or maybe all evoke sadness, melancholy or despair. Here they are to twist your heart.
Whoever selected these for the website Brightside – his or her identity is unrevealed – introduced them with some trenchant words:
It’s said that stone can never come to life. However, the greatest masters of sculpture have proven this wrong time and again. In their skilled hands, incredibly lifelike masterpieces are born — when you look at them you can almost believe that at any moment a gentle sigh will escape those stone lips, and those rigid eyelashes will flicker in awe.
Desire for a beloved one’s resurrection is among the most powerful feelings that can fill the sad hearts of the living.