heroic sculpture

heroic sculpture

A figure or group of figures carved larger than life.
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References in classic literature ?
It had a fringe of perfumed plants in tubs, and enabled you to look up the broad street and see the Arch of Triumph vaguely massing its heroic sculptures in the summer starlight.
The viewer is thus provided with all the dramatic buildup of heroic sculpture only to be led to identify with a miniscule protagonist, a toy-like figure.
Just after World War I a farsighted historian named Doane Robinson called on the famed Gutzon Borglum to create a heroic sculpture in the granite spires in the Black Hills.