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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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Miguel Guía, I'll hold you in my heart woman, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

I'll hold you in my heart woman, 2021
40 x 36 x 27 cm
Sculpture

$8,764

Joanna Glazer, Ballade à Saint James's Park, Sculpture

Joanna Glazer

Ballade à Saint James's Park, 2015
25 x 15 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$590 $1,178

Philippe Buil, Moi aussi, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Moi aussi, 2021
25 x 31 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$770

Arman, Demeter, Sculpture

Arman

Demeter, 1986
130 x 55 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$65,135

Stoz, Primitive and wild, Sculpture

Stoz

Primitive and wild, 2021
18 x 14 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$474

Spaco, Charles De Gaulle, Sculpture

Spaco

Charles De Gaulle, 2021
41 x 40 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$651

Piotre, Riding by nigth, Sculpture

Piotre

Riding by nigth, 2021
80 x 45 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$5,542 $6,158

Ghost Art, Crumpled Dollar 2, Sculpture

Ghost Art

Crumpled Dollar 2, 2020
80.5 x 151 x 0.3 cm
Sculpture

$6,395

Diederik Van Apple, Fashion Silver Turtle, Sculpture

Diederik Van Apple

Fashion Silver Turtle, 2021
25 x 40 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$1,303

Shake, Do not cross, Sculpture

Shake

Do not cross, 2021
80 x 21 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$533 $592

Beatrice Bizot, El pájaro, Sculpture

Beatrice Bizot

El pájaro, 2021
15 x 17 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$770

Istraille, MailBox Naia & Hanae, Sculpture

Istraille

MailBox Naia & Hanae, 2021
131 x 35 x 23.5 cm
Sculpture

$4,145

PyB, People, Sculpture

PyB

People, 2021
25 x 24 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$332

Sébastien Créteur, Monyalos  Chromolux  A Jaune primaire N°5/8, Sculpture

Sébastien Créteur

Monyalos Chromolux A Jaune primaire N°5/8, 2018
8 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$450

César Baldaccini, Compression d'orfèvrerie dorée, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Compression d'orfèvrerie dorée, 1987
30 x 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$62,766

Hellen Halftermeyer, Dissonance 1.3.1.2, Sculpture

Hellen Halftermeyer

Dissonance 1.3.1.2, 2021
57 x 34 x 38 cm
Sculpture

$2,369

Grégory Marseille, Skate, Sculpture

Grégory Marseille

Skate, 2021
80 x 20 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$237

Philarthrop, Batte Chanel, Sculpture

Philarthrop

Batte Chanel, 2021
79 x 5 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$379

Hiro Ando, Robocat, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

Robocat, 2006
60 x 40 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$8,290

Jumeaux Ouattara, Gesco, Sculpture

Jumeaux Ouattara

Gesco, 2021
130 x 21 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$770

Jean-Jacques Joujon, Cube Equilibre incolore, Sculpture

Jean-Jacques Joujon

Cube Equilibre incolore, 2021
60 x 25 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$1,042

Gediminas Endriekus, Individual | Bronze Sculpture, Sculpture

Gediminas Endriekus

Individual | Bronze Sculpture, 2018
27.5 x 18 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$3,908

Marc Petit, Douleur III, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Douleur III, 2001
37 x 13 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$4,263

Ted Pop Art, Snoopy Soup Campbell's, Sculpture

Ted Pop Art

Snoopy Soup Campbell's, 2021
28 x 28 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$486

Bernar Venet, Indeterminate Line., Sculpture

Bernar Venet

Indeterminate Line., 1988
28 x 50 x 41 cm
Sculpture

$112,506

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt, Tête à collerette, Sculpture

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt

Tête à collerette, 2021
27 x 26 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$1,776

JC Thorez, Silence est, Sculpture

JC Thorez

Silence est, 2021
50 x 50 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$3,553

VL., Mickey Skull, Sculpture

VL.

Mickey Skull, 2021
16 x 15 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$130

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

Vincent Ochs, Apesanteur, Sculpture

Vincent Ochs

Apesanteur, 2019
34 x 27 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$853

Harissart, MailBox Combi Volkswagen yellow, Sculpture

Harissart

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

$3,434

Olivier DeGroote, Sniper Bullet Ball Chanel, Sculpture

Olivier DeGroote

Sniper Bullet Ball Chanel, 2021
28 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Sculpture

$296

Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie, Lemon Pudding, Sculpture

Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie

Lemon Pudding, 2017
29 x 6 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$913

OneFake, Waiting dad (sad children), Sculpture

OneFake

Waiting dad (sad children), 2021
22 x 7 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$142

Daniel Byrne, Eye, Sculpture

Daniel Byrne

Eye, 2021
100 x 100 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$6,180

Fat, Pink Panther Boîte aux lettres, Sculpture

Fat

Pink Panther Boîte aux lettres, 2019
132 x 35 x 31 cm
Sculpture

$8,290

Imfré Gite, Mini taureau argenté alvéolé, Sculpture

Imfré Gite

Mini taureau argenté alvéolé, 2021
12 x 22 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$533

Ninu, Crock de toi (x Patrice Murciano), Sculpture

Ninu

Crock de toi (x Patrice Murciano), 2021
30 x 30 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$2,842

Jeanne Sarah Bellaiche, Maintenant, Sculpture

Jeanne Sarah Bellaiche

Maintenant, 2021
51 x 30 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$2,250

Emmanuel Bour, Deviens, Sculpture

Emmanuel Bour

Deviens, 2019
60 x 40 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$6,277

Ravi, Puzzleravi, Sculpture

Ravi

Puzzleravi, 2021
30 x 18 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$189

Ian Philip, Air Force 1 Mondrian, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Air Force 1 Mondrian, 2021
10 x 25 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$533

Lara Blanchard, Ad Lucem - Parure 9, Sculpture

Lara Blanchard

Ad Lucem - Parure 9, 2019
114 x 40 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$6,040

Edu Danesi, Butterfly Effect, Sculpture

Edu Danesi

Butterfly Effect, 2021
130 x 120 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$4,974

Christophe Charbonnel, Torse de Saint Michel, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Torse de Saint Michel, 2020
134 x 86 x 64 cm
Sculpture

$130,270

2flui, Small wall 2flui, Sculpture

2flui

Small wall 2flui, 2021
11 x 25 x 1.5 cm
Sculpture

$414

Seyni Awa Camara, Maternité à la cruche, Sculpture

Seyni Awa Camara

Maternité à la cruche, 1998
38 x 16 x 16 cm
Sculpture

$3,553

Jaromir Gargulak, Apple, Apple, Sculpture

Jaromir Gargulak

Apple, Apple, 2021
11 x 8 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$462

Art Vladi, Playmobil Rolex, Sculpture

Art Vladi

Playmobil Rolex, 2021
62 x 30 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$2,250

Keny, Lampe Tag King, Sculpture

Keny

Lampe Tag King, 2021
21 x 11 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$355

Aldric Bendahmane, Oxylus, Sculpture

Aldric Bendahmane

Oxylus, 2021
65 x 30 x 32 cm
Sculpture

$2,369

Jacques.A, Playmobil xxl Graffiti 2, Sculpture

Jacques.A

Playmobil xxl Graffiti 2, 2021
63 x 31 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$651

Patrick Salamone, Ace Lolly Dreeping N°189, Sculpture

Patrick Salamone

Ace Lolly Dreeping N°189, 2021
47 x 15 x 3.5 cm
Sculpture

$616

Sufyr, La Cigalle, Sculpture

Sufyr

La Cigalle, 2021
22 x 11 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$497

Stathis Alexopoulos, Mr Mini, Sculpture

Stathis Alexopoulos

Mr Mini, 2021
12 x 23 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$533

Di Lorenzo, Art brush Vuitton, Sculpture

Di Lorenzo

Art brush Vuitton, 2021
40 x 12 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$829

Tiny de Bruin, Seed, Sculpture

Tiny de Bruin

Seed, 2011
50 x 25 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$2,120

Miko-R, Flamme Taguée, Sculpture

Miko-R

Flamme Taguée, 2021
113 x 60 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$3,316

David Moreno, Red loop, Subic o bajar, Sculpture

David Moreno

Red loop, Subic o bajar, 2021
34 x 34 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$4,429

Rachel Kah, Décrepitude  (RK17), Sculpture

Rachel Kah

Décrepitude (RK17), 2020
55 x 45 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$2,120

Viktor Zuk, Bird is Resting, Sculpture

Viktor Zuk

Bird is Resting, 2021
26 x 29 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$545

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

Gillian Brett, Woman of the Earth, Sculpture

Gillian Brett

Woman of the Earth, 2019
34 x 22 x 34 cm
Sculpture

$2,107

Guillaume Roche, Atomos 4, Sculpture

Guillaume Roche

Atomos 4, 2021
40 x 40 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$6,987

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