Thinking of giving art for Christmas? Explore our gift guide

Nude Sculpture for Sale

Jeune femme pensive, Jean Daniel Guerry

Jeune femme pensive

Jean Daniel Guerry

Sculpture - 10.6 x 6.9 x 5.5 inch

£2,648

Ligne de force, Luo Li Rong

Ligne de force

Luo Li Rong

Sculpture - 40.2 x 22.8 x 22.8 inch

£52,519

Akio, Alexandra Gestin

Akio

Alexandra Gestin

Sculpture - 31.5 x 31.5 x 31.5 inch

£18,819

Grand enroulement raku lanc, Changzheng Zhu

Grand enroulement raku lanc

Changzheng Zhu

Sculpture - 7.9 x 8.7 x 7.5 inch

£525

Male Lover, Le Maghien

Male Lover

Le Maghien

Sculpture - 27.6 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch

£7,440

En retrait, Vincent Tournebize

En retrait

Vincent Tournebize

Sculpture - 12.6 x 13 x 10.2 inch

£525

Archer, Boldi

Archer

Boldi

Sculpture - 15 x 9.3 x 3.1 inch

£8,753

Maya always knows how to be a honey girl, Fenx

Maya always knows how to be a honey girl

Fenx

Sculpture - 39.4 x 18.9 x 11 inch

£4,989

Muse II, Rudy Morandini

Muse II

Rudy Morandini

Sculpture - 36.6 x 16.9 x 5.9 inch

£4,026

Olympics, Rom av J.C

Olympics

Rom av J.C

Sculpture - 43.3 x 43.3 x 3.1 inch

£1,576

Réflexion - série corps de femme nu, Chantal Molinié Jonquet

Réflexion - série corps de femme nu

Chantal Molinié Jonquet

Sculpture - 10.2 x 5.9 x 9.8 inch

£2,735

Breakable Soul, Antonella Castrovillari

Breakable Soul

Antonella Castrovillari

Sculpture - 47.2 x 11.8 x 14.2 inch

£875

In-Globato, Rabarama

In-Globato

Rabarama

Sculpture - 9.8 x 7.5 x 7.1 inch

£10,504

Marianne à la Rose 1/8, Marcos Rodrigo

Marianne à la Rose 1/8

Marcos Rodrigo

Sculpture - 26.6 x 11.4 x 7.5 inch

£2,320

Soir d'été, Jacques Coquillay

Soir d'été

Jacques Coquillay

Sculpture - 19.3 x 9.1 x 5.1 inch

£7,003

Gros baiser(s), Nicolas Maalouly

Gros baiser(s)

Nicolas Maalouly

Sculpture - 10.6 x 10.6 x 1.2 inch

£569

Red Hand, Liu Bolin

Red Hand

Liu Bolin

Sculpture - 20.9 x 5.9 x 4.7 inch

£4,377

Jia, Angélina Maia

Jia

Angélina Maia

Sculpture - 23.6 x 15.7 x 9.4 inch

£3,064

Waterton, Manny Woodard

Waterton

Manny Woodard

Sculpture - 22 x 3.9 x 6.7 inch

£975

Joséphine (Diorama), Lorette Le Brestec

Joséphine (Diorama)

Lorette Le Brestec

Sculpture - 23.6 x 15.7 x 7.9 inch

£2,451

Femme en Bleu, Corneille

Femme en Bleu

Corneille

Sculpture - 20.5 x 44 x 3 inch

£14,539

Nu sur fond rouge, Franck Sadock

Nu sur fond rouge

Franck Sadock

Sculpture - 26.4 x 20.1 x 2.4 inch

£2,013

Feast, Velimir Velikov

Feast

Velimir Velikov

Sculpture - 8.3 x 2.4 x 3.9 inch

£744

Alixia, Jean Laniau

Alixia

Jean Laniau

Sculpture - 24 x 19.7 x 15.7 inch

£13,130

Amber Baby, Koichi Matsufuji

Amber Baby

Koichi Matsufuji

Sculpture - 7 x 2.7 x 2 inch

£2,827

Hospitality, Orfeo Tamburi

Hospitality

Orfeo Tamburi

Sculpture - 11.4 x 3.1 x 2.4 inch

£2,801

With a Hoop, Nona Gabrielyan

With a Hoop

Nona Gabrielyan

Sculpture - 7.1 x 3.9 x 3.5 inch

£858

Passo di Danza, Giuseppe Mazzullo

Passo di Danza

Giuseppe Mazzullo

Sculpture - 4.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 inch

£1,576

C Bronze, Nicolas Desbons

C Bronze

Nicolas Desbons

Sculpture - 34.6 x 12.6 x 9.8 inch

£13,130

Plénitude, Claude Justamon

Plénitude

Claude Justamon

Sculpture - 15.7 x 12.6 x 11 inch

£5,865

femme assise, Mariette Forges

femme assise

Mariette Forges

Sculpture - 6.3 x 7.5 x 6.3 inch

£3,457

N°1212 From the collection Dreamless, Hossein Azadi

N°1212 From the collection Dreamless

Hossein Azadi

Sculpture - 23.6 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch

£1,313

Immersio 259, Oriol Texidor

Immersio 259

Oriol Texidor

Sculpture - 16.5 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

£1,313

Autoportrait de la série "Beyond me" n°583, Yousha Bashir

Autoportrait de la série "Beyond me" n°583

Yousha Bashir

Sculpture - 76.8 x 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£3,064

Girl in the bath, Boris Svinin

Girl in the bath

Boris Svinin

Sculpture - 29.5 x 15 x 11.8 inch

£86,656

Beacon Senlac Hill, Elia Pagliarino

Beacon Senlac Hill

Elia Pagliarino

Sculpture - 25.6 x 10.6 x 10.6 inch

£1,401

Sleeping 'Betty', Annette Girke

Sleeping 'Betty'

Annette Girke

Sculpture - 4.7 x 14.6 x 4.7 inch

£3,510

De la série "Suddenly" n°877, Fatemeh Moosavi

De la série "Suddenly" n°877

Fatemeh Moosavi

Sculpture - 15.7 x 27.6 x 15.7 inch

£2,188

Femme arbre Le rachis vital, Renata Andrade

Femme arbre Le rachis vital

Renata Andrade

Sculpture - 11.8 x 5.9 x 11.8 inch

£613

Streetart statue lion, Maudin

Streetart statue lion

Maudin

Sculpture - 23.2 x 12.6 x 9.8 inch

£1,401

L'intellectuel, Farzaneh Hosseini

L'intellectuel

Farzaneh Hosseini

Sculpture - 16.1 x 13 x 8.7 inch

£2,188

Porter Man n°1048, Keivan Beiranvand

Porter Man n°1048

Keivan Beiranvand

Sculpture - 11.8 x 8.3 x 5.5 inch

£2,188

Caroline, Christine Jamet

Caroline

Christine Jamet

Sculpture - 7.9 x 5.5 x 6.3 inch

£1,663

Venus of Willendorf, Michal Zaczynski

Venus of Willendorf

Michal Zaczynski

Sculpture - 13 x 6.3 x 5.9 inch

£1,443

Passion, Isaac Kahn

Passion

Isaac Kahn

Sculpture - 43.7 x 13.8 x 11.8 inch

£6,346

Dos patchwork, Gaulmier Jean-Luc

Dos patchwork

Gaulmier Jean-Luc

Sculpture - 36.2 x 21.7 x 7.9 inch

£2,363

Myron-ton, Myron-tienne / One-armed discobolus, Hyttenhove

Myron-ton, Myron-tienne / One-armed discobolus

Hyttenhove

Sculpture - 8.7 x 5.9 x 2 inch

£1,392

Buste de femme bleu 2021 2053, Aldema Design & Art

Buste de femme bleu 2021 2053

Aldema Design & Art

Sculpture - 43.3 x 27.6 x 15.7 inch

£3,064

Tango colored bronze, Gadi Fraiman

Tango colored bronze

Gadi Fraiman

Sculpture - 17.7 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch

£7,673

Golden Delicious, Mel Ramos

Golden Delicious

Mel Ramos

Sculpture - 24 x 16 x 1.5 inch

£14,943

Falling from above 6/7, Mustafa Ali

Falling from above 6/7

Mustafa Ali

Sculpture - 29.1 x 10.6 x 11.8 inch

£8,885

Esmeralda, Mélanie Quentin

Esmeralda

Mélanie Quentin

Sculpture - 18.5 x 7.9 x 6.7 inch

£3,939

Lisa III, Len Gifford

Lisa III

Len Gifford

Sculpture - 11 x 3.5 x 4.3 inch

£700

Seated Figure, John De Andrea

Seated Figure

John De Andrea

Sculpture - 33 x 25 x 54 inch

£121,159

Cerceau en trio, Camille Jacobs

Cerceau en trio

Camille Jacobs

Sculpture - 47.2 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

£569

Elégance 1, Ibrahim Ouattara

Elégance 1

Ibrahim Ouattara

Sculpture - 25.6 x 11.4 x 5.5 inch

£438

Petits seins sur socle 2, François Loup

Petits seins sur socle 2

François Loup

Sculpture - 15.7 x 10.2 x 4.7 inch

£438

Amalia de Golzinne, Dominique Regnier

Amalia de Golzinne

Dominique Regnier

Sculpture - 15 x 9.1 x 5.9 inch

£3,064

Sitting, Michal Kubiak

Sitting

Michal Kubiak

Sculpture - 25.6 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

£3,764

Satyr with Young Faun on his Shoulders, Aurelio Mistruzzi

Satyr with Young Faun on his Shoulders

Aurelio Mistruzzi

Sculpture - 12.2 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

£3,501

Palme de la Victoire, Pierre Le Faguays

Palme de la Victoire

Pierre Le Faguays

Sculpture - 16.5 x 4.3 x 4.7 inch

£3,064

Amiche, Zion

Amiche

Zion

Sculpture - 9.1 x 18.9 x 6.3 inch

£613

Cloud, Marc Bodie

Cloud

Marc Bodie

Sculpture - 9.8 x 6.3 x 4.7 inch

£2,889

Man on the Rock, Giuseppe Migneco

Man on the Rock

Giuseppe Migneco

Sculpture - 8.7 x 11.8 x 9.1 inch

£4,026

Running boy, Kiril Mateev

Running boy

Kiril Mateev

Sculpture - 7.1 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch

£2,188

Deux personnages, Anne Cutzach

Deux personnages

Anne Cutzach

Sculpture - 68.9 x 45.3 x 21.7 inch

£2,976

Vanitas Vanitatum, Ernesto Lamagna

Vanitas Vanitatum

Ernesto Lamagna

Sculpture - 70.5 x 29.1 x 21.3 inch

£35,013

Noeud, Tasic

Noeud

Tasic

Sculpture - 32.3 x 15.7 x 3.9 inch

£4,377

L'angelo Azzurro, Ottaviani

L'angelo Azzurro

Ottaviani

Sculpture - 15.7 x 5.9 x 4.7 inch

£2,276

Six ondines, Pierre François

Six ondines

Pierre François

Sculpture - 15.7 x 26.8 x 3.5 inch

£1,751

Dante Meets Virgil, Pericle Fazzini

Dante Meets Virgil

Pericle Fazzini

Sculpture - 13 x 9.8 x 1 inch

£7,878

Woman – VI, Inga Makarova

Woman – VI

Inga Makarova

Sculpture - 24.8 x 28.7 x 2.4 inch

£3,195

Tom, TimArt

Tom

TimArt

Sculpture - 26.8 x 18.5 x 7.9 inch

£788 £709

L'infini, Agnès Bouche

L'infini

Agnès Bouche

Sculpture - 2.4 x 16.1 x 9.8 inch

£1,050

Eclat #1, Marc Sinkiewicz

Eclat #1

Marc Sinkiewicz

Sculpture - 17.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

£1,050

Baiadera Sculpture, Anselmo Bucci

Baiadera Sculpture

Anselmo Bucci

Sculpture - 10.8 x 8.7 x 3.9 inch

£7,878

Fécondité, Caroline Chopin

Fécondité

Caroline Chopin

Sculpture - 17.3 x 5.5 x 4.3 inch

£3,414

Blue Cobalt Bust, Michel Lizzani

Blue Cobalt Bust

Michel Lizzani

Sculpture - 5.9 x 5.9 x 3.1 inch

£2,363

Triangle d'or, A.N.K.

Triangle d'or

A.N.K.

Sculpture - 7.5 x 16.5 x 12.2 inch

£4,202

Berthe la rouge et le gand bleu, Xavier Barthe

Berthe la rouge et le gand bleu

Xavier Barthe

Sculpture - 76 x 39.4 x 19.7 inch

£2,626

Inspiration, Pencho Dobrev

Inspiration

Pencho Dobrev

Sculpture - 16.1 x 6.7 x 7.5 inch

£3,676

Torso Diana, Olivia Guzmán

Torso Diana

Olivia Guzmán

Sculpture - 43.3 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch

£16,558

Résurrection, Annie-Claude Ferrando

Résurrection

Annie-Claude Ferrando

Sculpture - 23.6 x 19.7 x 7.9 inch

£4,552

Meditation, Binbin Liang

Meditation

Binbin Liang

Sculpture - 35.4 x 15.7 x 8.5 inch

£11,817

There was always love, Adnan Dogan

There was always love

Adnan Dogan

Sculpture - 17.7 x 11.4 x 7.1 inch

£5,252

Lala Delique, Aima Saint Hunon

Lala Delique

Aima Saint Hunon

Sculpture - 3.9 x 11.8 x 2 inch

£3,414 £1,707

Accroupie, Laurence Castermans

Accroupie

Laurence Castermans

Sculpture - 12.2 x 11.8 x 6.3 inch

£5,672

Yumi2, series of 5 lovedolls, Aya Toshikawa

Yumi2, series of 5 lovedolls

Aya Toshikawa

Sculpture - 51.2 x 21.7 x 21.7 inch

£44,641

1979 Sein de marbre rose Pink marble breast, Marie-Josèphe Bourron

1979 Sein de marbre rose Pink marble breast

Marie-Josèphe Bourron

Sculpture - 11.8 x 9.1 x 6.7 inch

£3,939

Venus au maquereau, Bernard Terreaux

Venus au maquereau

Bernard Terreaux

Sculpture - 10.2 x 11.8 x 17.3 inch

£858

Sand, Jennie Vinter

Sand

Jennie Vinter

Sculpture - 13 x 16 inch

£4,039

Nude Sculpture for Sale

In a similar way to animal or abstract sculpture, nude sculpture is a distinct art genre that depicts humans figures unclothed. Nonetheless, traditional nude figures were often partially clothed with cleverly placed drapery with their genitals covered. Nude art does not necessarily translate as a representation of sheer nakedness and a complete absence of clothing but it does need to have a marked interested in portraying the human body.

Although nude art was only recognized by art critics as a genre of its own in the 20th century, it is one of the oldest forms of art known to date. Made in 24000 BCE, the Venus of Willendorf is an early example of nude sculpture. The fact that it is not a realistic representation of the female figure is irrelevant. The exaggerated chest and stomach may allude to a certain feminine beauty ideal or may be interpreted as symbols of fertility.

In Europe and the Middle East, a nude artistic tradition started to develop. Egyptian and Greco-Roman sculptures are certainly some of the most memorable works from this period of art history, many of which can be seen today at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Greek nudes first started to emerge during the 6th century BCE and focused essentially on portraying a certain ideal standard of beauty. Gods, heroes and athletes were all favorite subject choices for sculptors who sometimes depicted them on a monumental scale.

Throughout art history, the nude has been used to symbolize the canons of beauty of a particular period. In contrast to the Venus of Willendorf, the figures represented in Greek marble sculptures are a much more realistic representation of the proportions of the human body. However, they still adhere to rather strict artistic codes about human representation and the notion of the ideal body. The sculptures continued to depict an ideal standard of beauty, albeit one based more closely on true human nature.

The Roman Empire soon developed a taste for nude sculpture and began a long tradition of copying Greek sculptures for mainly decorative purposes. For quite some time after, the rising influence of Christianity brought the development of nude sculpture to a standstill. It wasn't until the Italian Renaissance that nude sculpture became a prestigious art form once again. Artists began to rediscover a form of artistic expression that allowed them to interpret beauty and glorify mankind.

Famous artists such as Bernini, Benvenuto Cellini or Michelangelo often chose mythological or biblical subjects as a pretext to study and explore human anatomy, creating as a result some of the most important masterpieces of Western art.

Their works contributed to the creation of a canon that dominated the artistic scene until the end of the 19th century when a new wave of sculptors announced the advent of modern art, a movement that was no longer interested in representing the model realistically but was more concerned about the expressive meaning of the work. The work of Auguste Rodin and of Alberto Giacometti are notable examples of the break away from realistic neoclassical nude sculpture.

To get a better idea of current trends in nude sculpture, have a look at the works of contemporary artists such as Sylvie Berry, Jean-François Lemaire and Cade.

Read more
Need help with Nude Sculpture ?

What are the three main styles of sculpture?

The three main styles of sculpture are architectural, carvings, and reliefs. Carvings are sculptures created by carving into a material, and reliefs are sculptures where the sculpted components are bonded to a backing material. 

Why did Renaissance artists use nudity?

Renaissance artists frequently represented the nude body in their work due to influence from the classical sculptures created in ancient Greece. Artists studied in depth from live models, aiming to create realistic, dynamic and mostly idealized representations of the human body.

Who made the first female nude sculpture?

One of the first known examples of a sculpture representing a female nude figure is Aphrodite of Knidos, a sculpture of the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite. The sculpture was made around the 4th century BC by renowned sculptor Praxiteles of Athens.