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Fantastical 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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Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

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Profil du temps, 1984
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Les âmes dansent toute la vie, 2020
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Our recommendations Caroline ChopinChopin, Syntonie, Sculpture

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Tegan Pick, Pomme d'Eve 3/8, Sculpture

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$1,491

Crixo Aponte, Mitosis, Sculpture

Crixo Aponte

Mitosis, 2020
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$3,441

Sandro Chia, Angel with Heart, Sculpture

Sandro Chia

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Pierre David, L'esprit de la forêt - série arbre imaginaire, Sculpture

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Anany, Pierre de Rêve L, Sculpture

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Giorgio de Chirico, Muse of the Music, Sculpture

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$6,309

Patopalomo, PeZ, Sculpture

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PeZ, 2019
52 x 84 x 2 cm
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$1,032

Jean Mayodon, Vase cylindrique, Sculpture

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Vase cylindrique, 1940
19 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm
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$3,212

Yazz, Cynik, Sculpture

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47 x 18 x 20 cm
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$482

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$2,868

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$1,721

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$1,721

Hamid Reza Fotouhi, From the collection : Around about n°1030, Sculpture

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$1,721

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$803

Alvaro de la Cruz Lopez, Catrina en Día de Muertos - Ceramic Sculpture - Mexican Folk Art, Sculpture

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$600

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$769

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Trooper, 2019
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$493

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$678 $414

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JP Duray, Saging Lang Ang May Puso (Lechon 1), Sculpture

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$2,000

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$600

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60 x 60 x 35 cm
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$1,100

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Colección de Mascaras / Michoacan, 2017
70 x 70 x 5 cm
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$1,700

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45 x 60 x 20 cm
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$1,100

Francisco Martinez Espinoza, El Avion de Guerrero / Woodcarving Lacquer Mexican Folk Art, Sculpture

Francisco Martinez Espinoza

El Avion de Guerrero / Woodcarving Lacquer Mexican Folk Art, 2017
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Laurent Lamarche, Nautilus, Sculpture

Laurent Lamarche

Nautilus, 2016
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$2,294

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César Orrico, Fauno I, Sculpture

César Orrico

Fauno I, 2017
30 x 18 x 10 cm
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Leo Labelle, Alien 2Face, Sculpture

Leo Labelle

Alien 2Face, 1988
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Sculpture

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Normando Lobo de Sousa, Saint-Michel terrassant le Dragon, Sculpture

Normando Lobo de Sousa

Saint-Michel terrassant le Dragon, 2000
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Alquimiamc, Interconnexion, Sculpture

Alquimiamc

Interconnexion, 2020
40 x 40 x 60 cm
Sculpture

$15,000

Volkan Aslan, Fragile series, Sculpture

Volkan Aslan

Fragile series, 2016
20 x 8 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$2,294

Jihyung Nam, Dancing petals, Sculpture

Jihyung Nam

Dancing petals, 2020
50 x 35 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$1,730

Véronique Vigneron, L'Universel, Sculpture

Véronique Vigneron

L'Universel, 2018
20 x 14 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$1,893

Carlomagno Pedro Martinez, El Sueño de los Amantes / Ceramics Black Clay Mexican Folk Art, Sculpture

Carlomagno Pedro Martinez

El Sueño de los Amantes / Ceramics Black Clay Mexican Folk Art, 2017
30 x 60 x 60 cm
Sculpture

$6,000

Thierry Lefevre-Grave, Matadore, Sculpture

Thierry Lefevre-Grave

Matadore, 1994
19 x 10 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$1,950

Intan Kwak, Paroxysm, Sculpture

Intan Kwak

Paroxysm, 2020
73 x 40 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$4,302

Bryan Antonio, Happy thoughts, Sculpture

Bryan Antonio

Happy thoughts, 2021
15 x 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$200

Myriam Sitbon, Arbre de vie, Sculpture

Myriam Sitbon

Arbre de vie, 2020
31 x 21 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$6,883

Arnie Lebenson, Der Golem, Sculpture

Arnie Lebenson

Der Golem, 2018
65 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$11,471

Spas Kirichev, Mythological composition, Sculpture

Spas Kirichev

Mythological composition, 2020
29 x 32 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$2,925

Thierry Van Quickenborne, L'énigme, Sculpture

Thierry Van Quickenborne

L'énigme, 2017
59.5 x 80.5 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$6,080

Robert Bigelow, Sculpture No.4, Sculpture

Robert Bigelow

Sculpture No.4, 2018
40 x 40 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$5,500

Dominique Mathieu, Centaure, Sculpture

Dominique Mathieu

Centaure, 2020
70 x 15 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$2,638 $2,243

François Piquet, You & Me, Sculpture

François Piquet

You & Me, 2019
120 x 270 x 150 cm
Sculpture

$40,149

Qiongfei Zhang, Mao guidant le peuple, Sculpture

Qiongfei Zhang

Mao guidant le peuple, 2019
200 x 230 x 100 cm
Sculpture

$91,768

Angelo Canevari, Saint George and the Dragon, Sculpture

Angelo Canevari

Saint George and the Dragon, 2003
96.5 x 119.4 x 50.8 cm
Sculpture

$22,000

Delfina Reis Renck, Sirène dada, Sculpture

Delfina Reis Renck

Sirène dada, 2010
30 x 14 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$172

Godratollah Agheli, Venus sur la terre de la Passion N° 1029, Sculpture

Godratollah Agheli

Venus sur la terre de la Passion N° 1029, 2018
42 x 34 x 21 cm
Sculpture

$4,015

Stasys Zirgulis, Pegasus, Sculpture

Stasys Zirgulis

Pegasus, 2001
23 x 12 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$13,765

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