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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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Shelby, Sculpture Multi Love, Sculpture


Sculpture Multi Love, 2021
40 x 40 x 10 cm


Valerie Marty, Piaf Pop Art Alu brossé 6, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Pop Art Alu brossé 6, 2021
16 x 12 x 10 cm


Philippe Buil, Solo de violon 107-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Solo de violon 107-21, 2021
35 x 26 x 11 cm


Alain Mimouni, Gold Dollar, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Gold Dollar, 2021
60 x 130 x 7 cm


Vincent Sabatier, Terminator II, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Terminator II, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm

€1,350 €1,800

Virginia Benedicto, Pépita, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Pépita, 2021
100 x 52 x 0.5 cm


Marcus Egli, Hominium 2, Sculpture

Marcus Egli

Hominium 2, 2018
14 x 5 x 2 cm


Karl Lagasse, Silver one dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

Silver one dollar, 2021
34 x 15 x 0.2 cm


Robert Sgarra, Guitar Django, Sculpture

Robert Sgarra

Guitar Django, 2015
202 x 79 x 0.4 cm


Jean Octobon, Colt cutaway Tropical, Sculpture

Jean Octobon

Colt cutaway Tropical, 2021
39 x 60 x 8 cm


Rémy Aillaud, Dynamite chanel, Sculpture

Rémy Aillaud

Dynamite chanel, 2020
30 x 12 x 12 cm

€2,250 €2,500

Our recommendations Moons, Goldo Cash S, Sculpture


Goldo Cash S, 2019
55 x 75 x 9 cm


Our recommendations David Gerstein, Biking B, Sculpture

David Gerstein

Biking B, 1998
56 x 140 x 15 cm


Patrick Chappert-Gaujal, Sans titre, Sculpture

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Sans titre, 2019
53 x 23 x 12 cm


Fabien Novarino, Bad Girls, Sculpture

Fabien Novarino

Bad Girls, 2020
112 x 83 x 11 cm


Fratz & Gio, Absolut 150 / Frozen Mouse, Sculpture

Fratz & Gio

Absolut 150 / Frozen Mouse, 2016
150 x 48 x 52 cm

5,000 - € 10,000

Bounoure & Genevaux, Composition 1, Sculpture

Bounoure & Genevaux

Composition 1, 2020
44 x 80 x 3.5 cm


Nadya Bertaux, La ronde du vent 162, Sculpture

Nadya Bertaux

La ronde du vent 162, 2017
162 x 162 x 4 cm


Anna Sidi Yacoub, Waves in Gray, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Waves in Gray, 2021
88 x 90 x 2 cm


Harissart, Mail Box Hermes, Sculpture


Mail Box Hermes, 2021
132 x 35 x 25 cm


Giacomo Balla, Pair of Placeholders, Sculpture

Giacomo Balla

Pair of Placeholders, 1930
22.5 x 8.7 x 0.2 cm


Adrienne Jalbert, Spicey (AJ56), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

Spicey (AJ56), 2018
13 x 13 x 13 cm


Andreas Fogarasi, Roof Study (Tent Monument Silver), Sculpture

Andreas Fogarasi

Roof Study (Tent Monument Silver), 2018
25 x 31 x 4.5 cm


Jean Paul Kala, Parda, Sculpture

Jean Paul Kala

Parda, 2020
70 x 160 x 35 cm


Bernard Saint-Maxent, Tubes et tubes, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Tubes et tubes, 2019
100 x 30 x 5 cm


Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (018), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (018), 2015
32 x 32 x 3 cm


Gor Avetisyan, Object, Sculpture

Gor Avetisyan

Object, 2020
25 x 25 x 4 cm


Peggy-Lee Mensen, Love USA Story, Sculpture

Peggy-Lee Mensen

Love USA Story, 2020
80 x 80 x 2 cm


Joanna Danilo, Pink, Sculpture

Joanna Danilo

Pink, 2018
46 x 46 x 0.1 cm


Our recommendations Alex Katz, Maine Cow, Sculpture

Alex Katz

Maine Cow, 2007
124.5 x 184.2 x 26 cm

100,000 - € 250,000

Mpcem, situation Magenta, Sculpture


situation Magenta, 2018
45 x 30 x 35 cm


Richard Saint-Amans, Le Doute, Sculpture

Richard Saint-Amans

Le Doute, 2019
290 x 220 x 250 cm


Art-O, Epouvantail_Art-O-Little-01, Sculpture


Epouvantail_Art-O-Little-01, 2016
50 x 22 x 25 cm


Éricc, Cactus, Sculpture


Cactus, 2020
140 x 60 x 60 cm


Peter Mammes, Hope, Sculpture

Peter Mammes

Hope, 2020
45 x 50 x 5 cm


David Louis Doerler, NWM - New Walking Man Blanc - 67 cm, Sculpture

David Louis Doerler

NWM - New Walking Man Blanc - 67 cm, 2020
67 x 12 x 35 cm


Supocaos, Bouillon, Sculpture


Bouillon, 2019
96 x 51 x 30 cm


Jean-Jacques Venturini, Rolling Stones–Tongue and Lips, Sculpture

Jean-Jacques Venturini

Rolling Stones–Tongue and Lips, 2019
100 x 80 x 5 cm


Ji-Yun, Nostalgie, Sculpture


Nostalgie, 2018
50 x 30 x 40 cm


Laurent Lamarche, Nautilus, Sculpture

Laurent Lamarche

Nautilus, 2016
27 x 20 x 20 cm


NeMo, Lock Down Unit, Sculpture


Lock Down Unit, 2021
27 x 16 x 22 cm


Aramis Justiz, The inevitable lightness of not wanting to be, Sculpture

Aramis Justiz

The inevitable lightness of not wanting to be, 2020
30 x 28 x 20 cm


Stefan Yordanov, Bambi Twins, Sculpture

Stefan Yordanov

Bambi Twins, 2019
115 x 35 x 85 cm


Atticus Adams, Bouquet, Sculpture

Atticus Adams

Bouquet, 2017
38.1 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm


Vasya Dmytryk, Arch, Sculpture

Vasya Dmytryk

Arch, 2019
38 x 27 x 12 cm


Andrew Ryder, Sharha, Sculpture

Andrew Ryder

Sharha, 2016
43 x 57 x 53 cm


Pere Moles, Mobile Estripagecs, Sculpture

Pere Moles

Mobile Estripagecs, 2017
80 x 80 x 80 cm


Aerobot Concept, Coulures chromes, Sculpture

Aerobot Concept

Coulures chromes, 2021
35 x 25 x 8 cm


GiFoArs, Vintage, Sculpture


Vintage, 2019
30.5 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm


Gad Berry, Baby's Dream, Sculpture

Gad Berry

Baby's Dream, 2020
28 x 40 x 23 cm


Valérie Carmet, Caddy, Sculpture

Valérie Carmet

Caddy, 2015
23 x 59 x 8 cm


Daniel Byrne, Cluster Monarch, Sculpture

Daniel Byrne

Cluster Monarch, 2020
60 x 60 x 10 cm


Joël Ducorroy, Heures, Sculpture

Joël Ducorroy

Heures, 2006
20 x 27 x 0.2 cm


Jules Andrieu, Eselchen - Aluminium, Sculpture

Jules Andrieu

Eselchen - Aluminium, 2020
21 x 16 x 5.5 cm


Daniele Sigalot, 100 paper planes simultaneously hitting the wall, Sculpture

Daniele Sigalot

100 paper planes simultaneously hitting the wall, 2018
220 x 180 x 10 cm


Fan M, Architect dream 2, Sculpture

Fan M

Architect dream 2, 2017
100 x 100 x 1 cm


John Hamon, John Hamon Killed Contemporary Art, Sculpture

John Hamon

John Hamon Killed Contemporary Art, 2021
50 x 210 x 75 cm


Gregorio Siem, Sphere Orange and Blue - Variable Code, Sculpture

Gregorio Siem

Sphere Orange and Blue - Variable Code, 2019
70 x 68 x 68 cm


José Pirès, Toréador, Sculpture

José Pirès

Toréador, 2017
42 x 13 x 13 cm


KX2, HX2 III (diptych), Sculpture


HX2 III (diptych), 2021
76.2 x 96.5 x 45.7 cm

5,000 - € 10,000

Philippe Perrin, Razor Blade, Sculpture

Philippe Perrin

Razor Blade, 2005
150 x 75 x 0.4 cm


Mr LZI, Chanhells, Sculpture


Chanhells, 2019
30 x 42 x 3 cm


Jennifer Falck Linssen, Rising Light, Sculpture

Jennifer Falck Linssen

Rising Light, 2021
72.4 x 49.5 x 6.4 cm


Dylan Don, Revolver lightbox, Sculpture

Dylan Don

Revolver lightbox, 2021
116 x 76 x 10 cm


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