Art has been around for thousands of years and comes in many shapes, sizes, colors, textures, styles and ideas. Without art we would not be able to know how certain groups lived, what they believed in or how they acted.
The bust statuette is a small statue that represents the upper part of the body. Sometime around 300 years later the statue became more widely used in decorating and artwork. These figures are correctly referred to as the human body and are what have been used in front of churches and other buildings.
They were, also, designed using human and animal parts but would often use plant designs, as well. These statues and figures were used for indoor decorating, as well as outdoor statues that we commonly picture when we hear the word, bust statue.
Today, most bust statue figurines are, actually, figurines and have a similar look and most of them appear slightly sinister. These items can become wonderful conversation pieces and, surprisingly enough, will fit in with, almost, every decorating style imaginable.
There was a time that these bust statues were strongly associated with classical style and interests but today an interestingly designed bust statue makes a great piece of art in any home.