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Outdoor Sculptures

When we think of outdoor sculpture, we might first think of a life-size bust of Napoleon, a carving of Balzac or depictions of other famous figures. This is probably because outdoor sculpture is originated as a form of ornamentation for monuments or memorials, and is created by artists as an independent work with a specific purpose. 

This tradition is evident in antiquity and continues later with Michelangelo’s imposing sculptures and Auguste Rodin’s the monumental statues, most notably his masterpiece ‘The Thinker’, which the artist created in the late 19th century. The work depicts a man meditating whilst seemingly facing a profound dilemma. It was first positioned in front of the Panthéon before being moved to the Hotel Biron in 1922, to be included in the permanent collections of the recently inaugurated Rodin Museum. 

More recently, artist and sculptor Jeff Koons has produced a large number of outdoor contemporary sculptures, following in the footsteps of Louise Bourgeois and contemporary sculptor Jaume Plensa, whose artworks are commissioned internationally. These works are exhibited in public spaces and have quickly become tourist attractions in their own right.

Although outdoor art was once site-specific and reserved for public spaces, today the gardens are also considered as an additional part of the house, meaning garden decorations are no longer limited to plants and flowers but also include garden sculpture.Exterior decoration is increasingly inspired by interior design and can also be enriched with works of art. Whether large or small, contemporary and modern sculptures play a decorative role; ultimately adding a personal touch and a contemporary edge to garden décor and outdoor lawns. 

Nicolas Dubreuille has devoted himself to sculpture since the early 2000s. His work is playful and eccentric. His lacquered resin forms recall great modern masters such as Arp, Brancusi and Calder. Geometric, totemic, intertwined: his sculptures are reminiscent of characters, animals, habitats and architecture. Dubreuille’s sculptures are recognisable for their brightly coloured monochromatic compositions. 

Anne Kutzach, on the other hand, has a more kinetic approach to sculpture, with some of her pieces being designed to move with the wind. Their airiness allows the sculpture to integrate with the environment, surrendering itself to the force of nature. The artwork is also subject to the whims of the viewer who can who can interact with it physically. This opens up a unique communication between the viewer and the work of art. 

Classic, understated, whimsical, sculpted in bronze, stone or steel - sculpture comes in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Artsper not only helps you find inspiration for exterior decoration but also offers a wide selection of small or large sculptures suitable for your garden and outdoor spaces.

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Patrick Villas, Léda, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Léda, 2018
79.1 x 25.6 x 27.6 inch


Paul Franceschi, Epouvantail_Art-O-03, Sculpture

Paul Franceschi

Epouvantail_Art-O-03, 2016
74.8 x 34.6 x 39.4 inch


Betty Hanns, Tension, Sculpture

Betty Hanns

Tension, 2017
78.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations William Sweetlove, Cloned Jack Russell with pet bottle, Sculpture

William Sweetlove

Cloned Jack Russell with pet bottle, 2013
15.7 x 19.7 x 5.5 inch


Alberto Ascaso, Complicidad, Sculpture

Alberto Ascaso

Complicidad, 2012
78.7 x 51.2 x 47.2 inch


Morgan Blesy, Fusion, Sculpture

Morgan Blesy

Fusion, 2018
20.9 x 9.8 x 2.8 inch


Our recommendations Yann-Eric Eichenberger, Louxia, Sculpture

Yann-Eric Eichenberger

Louxia, 2018
78.7 x 19.7 x 21.7 inch


Our recommendations Marc Laffolay, Fugam #1424, Sculpture

Marc Laffolay

Fugam #1424, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 2.4 inch


Anne Cutzach, Toro et toréador, Sculpture

Anne Cutzach

Toro et toréador, 2016
68.9 x 39.4 x 19.7 inch


Bastien Cuenot, Le penseur, Sculpture

Bastien Cuenot

Le penseur, 2013
59.1 x 31.5 x 27.6 inch


Albert Chubac, Totem modifiable, Sculpture

Albert Chubac

Totem modifiable, 2008
78.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Andrea Lomanzo, La Jaune, Sculpture

Andrea Lomanzo

La Jaune, 2012
59.1 x 47.2 x 19.7 inch


Loic Oberlin, La borne, Sculpture

Loic Oberlin

La borne, 2013
82.7 x 47.2 x 47.2 inch


Mariola Wawrzusiak, Great worker, Sculpture

Mariola Wawrzusiak

Great worker, 2017
33.5 x 74.8 x 57.1 inch


Paul Flickinger, Einstein, Sculpture

Paul Flickinger

Einstein, 2002
165.4 x 110.2 x 70.9 inch


Christophe Charbonnel, Tête de Persée monumentale, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Tête de Persée monumentale, 2012
92.1 x 51.2 x 40.2 inch


Artigas Planas, Small Antigona, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Small Antigona, 2016
13 x 4.3 x 3.1 inch


Our recommendations Artigas Planas, Sensuality III, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Sensuality III, 2016
58.7 x 11 x 9.8 inch


Miko-R, Grand  Rhino Tagué, Sculpture


Grand Rhino Tagué, 2018
43.3 x 66.9 x 21.7 inch


Nicolas Dubreuille, Le rêveur, Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Le rêveur, 2014
70.9 x 35.4 x 47.2 inch


Patrick Villas, Panthère sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Panthère sur le rocher, 2015
62.2 x 41.3 x 26.8 inch


Paradox Créations, Electric storm, Sculpture

Paradox Créations

Electric storm, 2017
118.1 x 141.7 x 141.7 inch


William Sweetlove, Small Cloned Penguin With Water Bottle, Sculpture

William Sweetlove

Small Cloned Penguin With Water Bottle, 2015
15.7 x 7.1 x 7.5 inch


Our recommendations William Sweetlove, Cloned Golf-girl with turtles & Cloned golfball with crocodiles, Sculpture

William Sweetlove

Cloned Golf-girl with turtles & Cloned golfball with crocodiles, 2011
157.5 x 70.9 x 70.9 inch


Our recommendations Jicé, Boarding with PAN AM, Sculpture


Boarding with PAN AM, 2015
35 x 52 x 2.8 inch


Paul Richard Mason, Louis V, Sculpture

Paul Richard Mason

Louis V, 2015
14.2 x 9.4 x 7.1 inch


Alberto Ascaso, Pequena caminante 6/8, Sculpture

Alberto Ascaso

Pequena caminante 6/8, 2012
18.5 x 11.8 x 3.1 inch


Alberto Ascaso, El Vuelo, Sculpture

Alberto Ascaso

El Vuelo, 2012
81.9 x 76.8 x 22 inch


Morgan Blesy, Surface, Sculpture

Morgan Blesy

Surface, 2018
76 x 24.4 x 3.7 inch


Anne Cutzach, Tiz simple bronze 01, Sculpture

Anne Cutzach

Tiz simple bronze 01, 2016
74.8 x 19.7 x 15.7 inch


Guillaume Roche, Exclos 200, Sculpture

Guillaume Roche

Exclos 200, 2017
157.5 x 157.5 x 39.4 inch


Pol Quadens, Ovoid, Sculpture

Pol Quadens

Ovoid, 2015
98.4 x 196.9 x 21.7 inch


Anne Cutzach, Tiz simple, Sculpture

Anne Cutzach

Tiz simple, 2016
70.9 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch


MPCEM, Intonation, Sculpture


Intonation, 2017
55.1 x 90.6 x 27.6 inch


MPCEM, Idée fixe, Sculpture


Idée fixe, 2016
69.3 x 29.5 x 25.6 inch


Our recommendations MPCEM, Hypnos, Sculpture


Hypnos, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 21.7 inch


Sébastien Kito, Famille 69 rouge, Sculpture

Sébastien Kito

Famille 69 rouge, 2015
27.2 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch


Kalliopi Lemos, Deity No.3, Sculpture

Kalliopi Lemos

Deity No.3, 2018
65.4 x 42.5 x 30.3 inch


Brandon Vickerd, Challenger, Sculpture

Brandon Vickerd

Challenger, 2017
68.1 x 36 x 24 inch


Jean-Jacques Kugel, Les deux chats , Sculpture

Jean-Jacques Kugel

Les deux chats , 2015
9.1 x 13 x 11 inch


Hashtag Jeff (D-Philippot), Surface{s}3d #3, Sculpture

Hashtag Jeff (D-Philippot)

Surface{s}3d #3, 2016
12.2 x 7.9 x 12.2 inch


Sabine De Courtilles, Eden, Sculpture

Sabine De Courtilles

Eden, 2015
47.2 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch


Mr.Oreke, Money box for a Warhol, Sculpture


Money box for a Warhol, 2017
51.6 x 13.8 x 9.3 inch

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Paradox Créations, Moon the loon, Sculpture

Paradox Créations

Moon the loon, 2013
66.9 x 39.4 x 47.2 inch

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Betty Hanns, L'avaloir, Sculpture

Betty Hanns

L'avaloir, 2017
57.1 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch

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Yann-Eric Eichenberger, E-Night, Sculpture

Yann-Eric Eichenberger

E-Night, 2018
71.7 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch

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Our recommendations Morgan Blesy, Danse salée, Sculpture

Morgan Blesy

Danse salée, 2018
78.3 x 43.7 x 5.5 inch

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Serge Benoit, Sans titre, Sculpture

Serge Benoit

Sans titre, 1980
26.4 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch

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MPCEM, Defracturation ambigue, Sculpture


Defracturation ambigue, 2016
15 x 28.3 x 8.7 inch

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