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Sculpture

Although humans began to sculpt for ritualistic purposes or to create tools very early on, the history of sculpture can be separated into two key periods.

The first period stretches from Antiquity to the 19th century. The various artistic movements which cover these 20 centuries were deeply inspired by ancient Greek art and in particular by their sculptures, which adorned the temples and paid tribute to their mythological Gods by representing the human body in its most ideal form. The first to be inspired by this art were the Romans, who copied many ancient Greek sculptures and modelled them in the likeness of Gods but also of important figures in society. Medieval art, just like Roman art, took a more political turn but also a religious one as Catholicism spread across Europe.

Churches were built and sculpture became an integral part of their architecture, in particular in Romanesque and Gothic art. It was finally during the Renaissance that sculpture once again became closely linked to classical works, especially with sculptures that were much more anatomically precise.. Nude sculptures became very popular and represented a real feat sculptors who knew how to create them were held in high esteem. Heavily inspired by painting, the subjects represented became increasingly more expressive…

In the 17th century, sculptors began to push the style of Antiquity further and sculpture became dramatic and picturesque. It wasn't until the 19th century that classicism became fashionable again.

The end of the 19th century was a pivotal time in the history of sculpture. It marked the end of centuries of inspiration from Antiquity. The instigator of change was none other than Auguste Rodin who, after an inspiring journey to Italy, brought a breath of fresh air to the world of sculpture. Even if his style remains quite academic, he influenced many 20th century sculptors.

Different ideas about art were born in the 20th century with modern and contemporary sculpture. Cubists like Pablo Picasso depicted perspective from different angles; Brancusi and his simple, refined wooden sculptures led the way for abstract art in the years to follow; Dadaism, a provocative style free of any kind of artistic norms, produced the first ready-mades with Marcel Duchamp; Jean Tinguely grappled with technology to create his imperfect machines…

It wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that contemporary sculpture appeared with Conceptual Art, where the idea behind the work took precedence over the aesthetic and the Fluxus movement which radically questioned the foundations of artwork. The 60s also saw the rise of minimalism and artists putting into practice Mies Van Der Rohe's conviction that 'less is more'. Other contemporary artists such as Richard Serra, Carl André and Donald Judd created very architectural works. There was Pop Art but also Land Art, monumental artworks created in the very heart of nature, and of course, Arte Povera, which rejected consumer society and turned its focus towards nature and the ephemeral.

On Artsper, you'll find a carefully chosen selection of sculptures which cover all the latest sculptural trends in contemporary art. You will find sculptures made of bronze, marble, clay,  paper, plaster, steel, neon, metal, glass,  resin, iron, terra cotta and wood. When looking for a sculpture to buy; you can either choose a large-scale work or one of a more reasonable size. You could opt for a piece which easily fits in with your interior design or you could go for a monumental piece as a bold addition to your collection. You could even choose an outdoor sculpture like the ones made by our artists Nicolas Dubreuille and Etienne Rey. In our “Famous artists" category you will find artists such as Arman , Carlos Cruz Diez, Philippe Pasqua and Damien Hirst and in our "Emerging Artists" category we have Bastien Cuenot, Emeric Chantier and Gaspard Mitz.

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category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Print*print category,15*Druck*editionen category,15*Edición*edicion facet,1827*Portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Hochformat*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Retrato*orientation-retrato facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large facet,1830*Landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paysage*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Paisaje*orientation-paisaje facet,1830*Landschaft*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Etchleben*etchleben facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,1680*Tier*tier facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 20 x 20 inch)*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 20 x 20 inch)|small*petit facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,108*huile*huile facet,108*oil*oil facet,108*al oleo*al-oleo facet,108*Öl*ol price,50001 facet,126*acrylique*acrylique facet,126*acrylic*acrylic facet,126*Acryl-*acryl facet,126*acrílico*acrilico price,5001:10000 facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flores*flores facet,12*noir|050002*noir facet,12*schwarz|050002*schwarz facet,12*Black|050002*black facet,12*negro|050002*negro facet,42*Red|FC2912*red facet,42*Rouge|FC2912*rouge facet,42*rot|FC2912*rot facet,42*Rojo|FC2912*rojo price,10001:25000 price,25001:50000 facet,30*Dark blue|0707BD*dark-blue facet,30*bleu foncé|0707BD*bleu-fonce facet,30*Dunkelblau|0707BD*dunkelblau facet,30*azul oscuro|0707BD*azul-oscuro facet,8268*Très petit (\u003c 25 x 25 cm)*tres-petit facet,8268*Très petit (\u003c 25 x 25 cm)|very-small*tres-petit facet,8268*Très petit (\u003c 10 x 10 inch)*tres-petit facet,1692*Géométrique*geometrique facet,1692*Geometric*geometric facet,1692*Geometrisch*geometrisch facet,1692*Geometría*geometria
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Our recommendations Mr. Brainwash, Art is not a crime Pink, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Art is not a crime Pink, 2021
16.5 x 21 x 4 cm
Sculpture

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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Melting DOB, Sculpture

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Melting DOB, 2020
25.1 x 31.5 x 25.1 cm
Sculpture

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Miss Tic, La passion sinon rien, Sculpture

Miss Tic

La passion sinon rien, 2021
14 x 14 x 5 cm
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Miguel Guía, Ménine Air et Métal Vert oxyde de bronce 61, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Ménine Air et Métal Vert oxyde de bronce 61, 2021
61 x 57 x 32 cm
Sculpture

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Richard Orlinski, Wild kong reloaded TAG, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild kong reloaded TAG, 2021
30 x 24 x 11 cm
Sculpture

$7,600

Antonio Segui, L'Homme Pressé Rouge, Sculpture

Antonio Segui

L'Homme Pressé Rouge, 2012
14 x 16 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$438

Our recommendations Valérie Hadida, Les copines, Sculpture

Valérie Hadida

Les copines, 2020
42 x 16 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$5,990

Shelby, Hope Multi, Sculpture

Shelby

Hope Multi, 2021
40 x 40 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$2,131 $1,918

Karl Lagasse, One dollar silver, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One dollar silver, 2019
13 x 28 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$864

Martín Duque, Tête de cheval impressionniste, Sculpture

Martín Duque

Tête de cheval impressionniste, 2017
53 x 21 x 30.5 cm
Sculpture

$1,002

Gomor, Skate Louis Vuitton Yellow, Sculpture

Gomor

Skate Louis Vuitton Yellow, 2021
81 x 21 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$2,880

Stoz, Mr. Rich fly away, Sculpture

Stoz

Mr. Rich fly away, 2021
25 x 25 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$461 $369

Alain Mimouni, Skate Coke 3D, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Skate Coke 3D, 2021
78 x 22 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$1,209

Fat, Mailbox Mickey & Minnie, Sculpture

Fat

Mailbox Mickey & Minnie, 2021
154 x 45 x 24 cm
Sculpture

$5,759

Ghost Art, Rolls royce bear S, Sculpture

Ghost Art

Rolls royce bear S, 2021
38 x 25 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$801

Philippe Buil, Bouteille champagne 142-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bouteille champagne 142-21, 2021
29 x 10 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$864

Patrick Villas, Tête de panthère Daum, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Tête de panthère Daum, 2021
36 x 18 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$11,519

Jérémy Ferreira, Air Jordan Basket-ball édition white, Sculpture

Jérémy Ferreira

Air Jordan Basket-ball édition white, 2021
70 x 100 x 60 cm
Sculpture

$2,995

Xavier Wttrwulghe, Mickey craquelé Or, Sculpture

Xavier Wttrwulghe

Mickey craquelé Or, 2021
22 x 17 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$1,555

Dr. Love, Banksy love street (a tribute to Banksy), Sculpture

Dr. Love

Banksy love street (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
50 x 67 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$1,381

Spaco, King Vuitton, Sculpture

Spaco

King Vuitton, 2021
21 x 21 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$276

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Melya, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

Melya, 2021
39 x 7 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$415

Edu Danesi, Icône, Sculpture

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Icône, 2021
130 x 120 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$5,184

Âme Sauvage, Happy dog, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Happy dog, 2021
26 x 12 x 19 cm
Sculpture

$564

Fred Meurice, Gorilla with the bottle, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Gorilla with the bottle, 2021
45 x 35 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$1,670

Shake, In love, Sculpture

Shake

In love, 2021
80 x 21 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$576 $518

Zed, Flexo Be Dreamer 5 Noir, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo Be Dreamer 5 Noir, 2021
41 x 22 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$138

Our recommendations Philip Hearsey, Puncture, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

Puncture, 2021
24 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$5,095

Valerie Marty, Piaf Chanel Black, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Chanel Black, 2021
16 x 12 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$461

Santicri, Dollar Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Dollar Brush, 2021
40 x 7 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$403

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Looking down, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Looking down, 2018
150 x 64 x 2.5 cm
Sculpture

$5,184

Vincent Gachaga, Racing le Mans, Sculpture

Vincent Gachaga

Racing le Mans, 2021
95 x 85 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$2,765

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Profil du temps, 1984
51 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$41,883

PyB, Banksy flowers, Sculpture

PyB

Banksy flowers, 2021
25 x 24 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$276

Ravi, Banksywood Sac A Main, Sculpture

Ravi

Banksywood Sac A Main, 2021
35 x 18 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$184

Rémy Aillaud, Supreme Dynamite M, Sculpture

Rémy Aillaud

Supreme Dynamite M, 2021
17 x 9 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$1,722

Lionel le Jeune, L'étirement du chat - 3 phases - 3 sculptures, Sculpture

Lionel le Jeune

L'étirement du chat - 3 phases - 3 sculptures, 2016
12 x 26 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$691

Jaromir Gargulak, Gold Pigeon 8/25, Sculpture

Jaromir Gargulak

Gold Pigeon 8/25, 2021
13 x 19.2 x 9 cm
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$668

Ian Philip, Queen Venus Graffiti, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Queen Venus Graffiti, 2021
37 x 20 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$1,382

Béatrice Fernando, Moine Birman 1.3.4.3, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Moine Birman 1.3.4.3, 2021
49 x 10 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$634

Philarthrop, Batte Cartier, Sculpture

Philarthrop

Batte Cartier, 2021
5 x 79 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$346

Guillaume Roche, Atomos V, Sculpture

Guillaume Roche

Atomos V, 2021
50 x 50 x 50 cm
Sculpture

$13,823

Jean-No, Sphère N°13, Sculpture

Jean-No

Sphère N°13, 2021
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,037

Art Vladi, Lion King bronze, Sculpture

Art Vladi

Lion King bronze, 2021
26 x 18 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$4,032 $3,628

Salfo Dermé (Yabré), L'élégance, Sculpture

Salfo Dermé (Yabré)

L'élégance, 2018
49 x 17 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$2,073

Jean-Jacques Joujon, Courbes Arc en Ciel I, Sculpture

Jean-Jacques Joujon

Courbes Arc en Ciel I, 2021
15 x 95 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,440

Our recommendations Arman, Bon Santé, Sculpture

Arman

Bon Santé, 1996
40 x 24.5 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$6,911

Pierre Gimenez, Éléphant, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

Éléphant, 2020
33 x 17 x 36 cm
Sculpture

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Sylvie Guyomard, Desert Signe XXIX (SG216), Sculpture

Sylvie Guyomard

Desert Signe XXIX (SG216), 2021
70 x 50 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$680

Thierry Corpet, Big Totem II, Sculpture

Thierry Corpet

Big Totem II, 2021
165 x 39 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$2,073 $1,555

Julie Espiau, Mélaya, Sculpture

Julie Espiau

Mélaya, 2021
19 x 18 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$2,073

Joëlle Laboue, Together II, Sculpture

Joëlle Laboue

Together II, 2021
45 x 25 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,140

2mé, COOLure, Sculpture

2mé

COOLure, 2021
106 x 14 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$518 $467

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (252), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (252), 2018
128 x 49 x 39 cm
Sculpture

$7,948

Tilde, Dans mes pensées, Sculpture

Tilde

Dans mes pensées, 2021
31 x 17 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$484

Viktor Zuk, Birds Conversation, Sculpture

Viktor Zuk

Birds Conversation, 2021
20 x 13 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$460 $415

Marcus Egli, Groupe 5, Sculpture

Marcus Egli

Groupe 5, 2020
14 x 10 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$1,382

M.Chat, Baby cat, Sculpture

M.Chat

Baby cat, 2021
20 x 25 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$806

Cade, Éléphant sur rocher, Sculpture

Cade

Éléphant sur rocher, 2021
10 x 5 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$576

Vincent Ochs, A Ciel Ouvert, Sculpture

Vincent Ochs

A Ciel Ouvert, 2021
39 x 33 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$1,106

Laurence Jenkell, Wrapping Bonbon Smocky Fuchsia, Sculpture

Laurence Jenkell

Wrapping Bonbon Smocky Fuchsia, 2021
23 x 6 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$3,110

Léo  Caillard, Hercule écorché, Sculpture

Léo Caillard

Hercule écorché, 2021
52 x 27 x 24 cm
Sculpture

$13,823

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Petites plaques (Compression), Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Petites plaques (Compression), 1970
36 x 21 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$48,956

Valerian Sioridzé, Buste tigre, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Buste tigre, 2021
27 x 14 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$668

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