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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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Philarthrop, Batte Chanel, Sculpture

Philarthrop

Batte Chanel, 2021
79 x 5 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$379

Karl Lagasse, Three One Dollar Rolls Same Number, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

Three One Dollar Rolls Same Number, 2019
33 x 4 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$5,921

Harissart, MailBox Combi Volkswagen yellow, Sculpture

Harissart

MailBox Combi Volkswagen yellow, 2021
132 x 35 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$3,434

Daniel Byrne, Eye, Sculpture

Daniel Byrne

Eye, 2021
100 x 100 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$6,180

Aldo Chaparro, Mx Gold, September 28, 2021 16:01, Sculpture

Aldo Chaparro

Mx Gold, September 28, 2021 16:01, 2021
39 x 39 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$3,000

Alain Mimouni, Monalise Euro, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Monalise Euro, 2021
16 x 28 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$533

Valerie Marty, Piaf Pop Art Alu brossé 6, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

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

$888

Fred Meurice, Kate Minnie, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Kate Minnie, 2020
32 x 29 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$629 $699

Shelby, Multi love sculpture, Sculpture

Shelby

Multi love sculpture, 2021
40 x 40 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$2,025 $2,250

Vincent Sabatier, Bipbip le Coyote, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Bipbip le Coyote, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$2,132

Our recommendations Moons, Goldo Cash S, Sculpture

Moons

Goldo Cash S, 2019
55 x 75 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$2,309

Our recommendations Anna Sidi Yacoub, Underwater, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Underwater, 2021
118 x 90 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$1,421

Our recommendations David Gerstein, Biking B, Sculpture

David Gerstein

Biking B, 1998
56 x 140 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$13,619

Marcus Egli, Hominium 3, Sculpture

Marcus Egli

Hominium 3, 2018
14 x 10 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$947

Robert Sgarra, Guitar Django, Sculpture

Robert Sgarra

Guitar Django, 2015
202 x 79 x 0.4 cm
Sculpture

$4,678

Fabien Novarino, Bad Girls, Sculpture

Fabien Novarino

Bad Girls, 2020
112 x 83 x 11 cm
Sculpture

$10,066

Gor Avetisyan, Object, Sculpture

Gor Avetisyan

Object, 2020
25 x 25 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$414

Rémy Aillaud, Mini dynamite Hermès, Sculpture

Rémy Aillaud

Mini dynamite Hermès, 2020
14 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Sculpture

$2,132

Our recommendations Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (247), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (247), 2015
83 x 40 x 19 cm
Sculpture

$4,500

David Kracov, New York in my heart, Sculpture

David Kracov

New York in my heart, 2015
56 x 62 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$10,422

Our recommendations Nadya Bertaux, La ronde du vent 122, Sculpture

Nadya Bertaux

La ronde du vent 122, 2017
122 x 122 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$4,974

Our recommendations Bounoure & Genevaux, Composition 1, Sculpture

Bounoure & Genevaux

Composition 1, 2020
44 x 80 x 3.5 cm
Sculpture

$2,369

Ureta, Steel Skull, Sculpture

Ureta

Steel Skull, 2020
60 x 40 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$1,054

Jean Paul Kala, Parda, Sculpture

Jean Paul Kala

Parda, 2020
70 x 160 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$37,897

Peggy-Lee Mensen, Love Star Wars Gold, Sculpture

Peggy-Lee Mensen

Love Star Wars Gold, 2020
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$2,132

Our recommendations Art-O, Epouvantail_Art-O-Middle-02, Sculpture

Art-O

Epouvantail_Art-O-Middle-02, 2016
98 x 43 x 48 cm
Sculpture

$888

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
Sculpture

$888

GiFoArs, Vintage, Sculpture

GiFoArs

Vintage, 2019
30.5 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm
Sculpture

$533

Our recommendations Valerian Sioridzé, Guépard, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Guépard, 2020
21 x 42 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$1,007

Gautier Caille, Dom Perignon, Sculpture

Gautier Caille

Dom Perignon, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$9,711

Gad Berry, Baby's Dream, Sculpture

Gad Berry

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

$11,251

Our recommendations Richard Saint-Amans, Le Doute, Sculpture

Richard Saint-Amans

Le Doute, 2019
290 x 220 x 250 cm
Sculpture

$29,607

Papaz, Dollar Piscou Bijoux #1, Sculpture

Papaz

Dollar Piscou Bijoux #1, 2020
35 x 80 x 0.3 cm
Sculpture

$722

Stéphane Cipre, Love Sanglé, Sculpture

Stéphane Cipre

Love Sanglé, 2019
52 x 50 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$25,462

Joanna Danilo, Square Card, Sculpture

Joanna Danilo

Square Card, 2021
47 x 47 x 0.02 cm
Sculpture

$521

Kenny Scharf, Flores Black Flocked Sculpture, Sculpture

Kenny Scharf

Flores Black Flocked Sculpture, 2020
63.5 x 53 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$17,764

Our recommendations Blair Tate, Pangaea, Sculpture

Blair Tate

Pangaea, 2021
116.8 x 73.7 x 3.8 cm
Sculpture

$3,200

Stefan Yordanov, Bambi Twins, Sculpture

Stefan Yordanov

Bambi Twins, 2019
115 x 35 x 85 cm
Sculpture

$5,862

Andrew Ryder, Sharha, Sculpture

Andrew Ryder

Sharha, 2016
43 x 57 x 53 cm
Sculpture

$1,334

Ji-Yun, Nostalgie, Sculpture

Ji-Yun

Nostalgie, 2018
50 x 30 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$1,776

Éricc, Cactus, Sculpture

Éricc

Cactus, 2020
140 x 60 x 60 cm
Sculpture

$1,540

Laurent Lamarche, Nautilus, Sculpture

Laurent Lamarche

Nautilus, 2016
27 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$2,369

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
Sculpture

$11,843

Pere Moles, Mobile Estripagecs, Sculpture

Pere Moles

Mobile Estripagecs, 2017
80 x 80 x 80 cm
Sculpture

$474

Adrienne Jalbert, Spicey (AJ56), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

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

$1,066

Joshua Smith, Black Shadow Trading Company, Sculpture

Joshua Smith

Black Shadow Trading Company, 2015
35.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Sculpture

$10,066

Atticus Adams, Bouquet, Sculpture

Atticus Adams

Bouquet, 2017
38.1 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Sculpture

$1,400

Lining Liu, Physical painting collage, Sculpture

Lining Liu

Physical painting collage, 2016
31 x 46 x 31 cm
Sculpture

$5,000

Jennifer Falck Linssen, Rising Light, Sculpture

Jennifer Falck Linssen

Rising Light, 2021
72.4 x 49.5 x 6.4 cm
Sculpture

$2,600

Valérie Carmet, Caddy, Sculpture

Valérie Carmet

Caddy, 2015
23 x 59 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$2,191

Gerard Caris, Reliefstructure  2C2, Sculpture

Gerard Caris

Reliefstructure 2C2, 1976
68.5 x 54 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$20,014

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

Gregorio Siem

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

$6,987

Philippe Perrin, Razor Blade, Sculpture

Philippe Perrin

Razor Blade, 2005
150 x 75 x 0.4 cm
Sculpture

$11,843

Giacomo Balla, Pair of Placeholders, Sculpture

Giacomo Balla

Pair of Placeholders, 1930
22.5 x 8.7 x 0.2 cm
Sculpture

$5,921

Jules Andrieu, Eselchen - Aluminium, Sculpture

Jules Andrieu

Eselchen - Aluminium, 2020
21 x 16 x 5.5 cm
Sculpture

$2,132

Joël Ducorroy, Heures, Sculpture

Joël Ducorroy

Heures, 2006
20 x 27 x 0.2 cm
Sculpture

$829

John Hamon, John Hamon Killed Contemporary Art, Sculpture

John Hamon

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

$3,553

Moises Morgenstern, Dancing Lovers, Sculpture

Moises Morgenstern

Dancing Lovers, 2021
198.1 x 119.4 x 111.8 cm
Sculpture

$23,000

Masakazu Kobayashi, Bow-White, Sculpture

Masakazu Kobayashi

Bow-White, 1998
78.7 x 83.8 x 7.6 cm
Sculpture

$15,000

Dylan Don, Revolver lightbox, Sculpture

Dylan Don

Revolver lightbox, 2021
116 x 76 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$5,683

Christian Maas, Guépard marchant, Sculpture

Christian Maas

Guépard marchant, 2011
84 x 190 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$9,474

Mr LZI, Chanhells, Sculpture

Mr LZI

Chanhells, 2019
30 x 42 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$829

José Pirès, Toréador, Sculpture

José Pirès

Toréador, 2017
42 x 13 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$343

Stéphane Kilar, Voilier Terre, Sculpture

Stéphane Kilar

Voilier Terre, 1983
17 x 25 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$2,132

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