• $ (USD)
  • Need some help

Thinking of giving art for Christmas? Explore our gift guide

Head 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.

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Sculptures

Read more
price,500 facet,10503*Oeuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Artworks by best-selling artists|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Werke von Bestseller-Künstlern|icon-bestsellers*werke-von-kunstlern-bestseller facet,10503*Obras de los artistas más vendidos|icon-bestsellers*obras-de-los-artistas-mas-vendidos price,501:1000 category,6*Peinture*peinture category,6*Painting*painting category,6*Gemälde*gemalde category,6*Pintura*pintura facet,10500*Young Talents|icon-youngtalents*youngtalents facet,10500*Oeuvres d'artistes émergents|icon-youngtalents*jeunes-talents facet,10500*Obras de artistas emergentes|icon-youngtalents*obras-de-artistas-emergentes facet,10500*Werke aufstrebender Künstler|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern facet,10500*Werke von aufstrebenden Künstlern|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern facet,1629*Abstraite*abstraite facet,1629*abstrakt*abstrakt facet,1629*Abstract*abstract facet,1629*abstracto*abstracto facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)*moyen facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*moyen facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*moyen facet,8259*Our recommendations|icon-recommendations*recommendations facet,8259*unsere Empfehlungen|icon-recommendations*unsere-empfehlungen facet,8259*Nos recommandations|icon-recommendations*recommandations facet,8259*Nuestras recomendaciones|icon-recommendations*nuestras-recomendaciones facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)*grand facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*grand facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*grand price,1001:5000 facet,10497*Oeuvres d'artistes célèbres|icon-masterpieces*artistes-celebres facet,10497*Artworks by famous artists|icon-masterpieces*masterpieces facet,10497*Werke berühmter Künstler|icon-masterpieces*werke-beruhmter-kunstler facet,10497*Obras de artistas famosos|icon-masterpieces*obras-de-artistas-famosos facet,1635*Street art*street-art facet,1635*Straßenkunst*street-art facet,1635*arte callejero*arte-callejero category,5*Sculpture*sculpture category,5*Skulptur*skulptur category,5*Escultura*escultura category,9*Photography*photography category,9*Photographie*photographie category,9*Fotografie*fotografie category,9*Fotografía*fotografia facet,1686*Pop Art*pop-art facet,1686*Pop-Art*pop-art facet,1686*Arte pop*arte-pop facet,1671*Nature*nature facet,1671*Natur*natur facet,1671*Naturaleza*naturaleza facet,1644*Portrait*portrait facet,1644*Retrato*retrato facet,1644*Porträt*portrat price,1000:501 facet,1641*Nude*nude facet,1641*Nus*nus facet,1641*Akt*akte facet,1641*desnudos*desnudos facet,1827*Portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Retrato*orientation-retrato category,23*Dessin*dessin category,23*Zeichnung*zeichnung category,23*Fine Art Drawings*drawing category,23*Dibujo*dibujo facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*tres-grand category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Druck*editionen category,15*Print*print category,15*Edición*edicion facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,1830*Paysage*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Landschaft*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Etchleben*etchleben facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,1680*Tier*tier facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 20 x 20 inch)|small*petit facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large price,5001:10000 facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur price,50001 facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flores*flores facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano facet,108*Öl*ol facet,108*huile*huile facet,108*oil*oil facet,108*al oleo*al-oleo facet,126*acrylique*acrylique facet,126*acrylic*acrylic facet,126*acrílico*acrilico facet,126*Acryl-*acryl price,10001:25000 facet,42*Rouge|FC2912*rouge facet,42*Red|FC2912*red facet,42*rot|FC2912*rot facet,42*Rojo|FC2912*rojo facet,1692*Geometric*geometric facet,1692*Géométrique*geometrique facet,1692*Geometrisch*geometrisch facet,1692*Geometría*geometria facet,12*noir|050002*noir facet,12*Black|050002*black facet,12*schwarz|050002*schwarz facet,12*negro|050002*negro facet,1656*Grafik*grafik facet,1656*Graphique*graphique facet,1656*Graphic*graphic facet,1656*Gráfico*grafico price,25001:50000
Popular searches


Saved search

Your search is accessible from the favorites tab > My favorite searches

Unsaved search

A problem occurred

In just a few clicks, tell us your preferences and discover our recommended works for you

Patrick Villas, Tête de panthère Daum, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Tête de panthère Daum, 2021
36 x 18 x 17 cm


Our recommendations Miguel Guía, Calme et le silence bronze, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Calme et le silence bronze, 2002
40 x 16 x 15 cm


Art Vladi, Lion King bronze, Sculpture

Art Vladi

Lion King bronze, 2021
26 x 18 x 17 cm

$4,032 $3,628

Noah Borger, Brut number one, Sculpture

Noah Borger

Brut number one, 2021
16 x 11 x 6 cm


Ron English, Mc Supersized, Sculpture

Ron English

Mc Supersized, 2013
23 x 18 x 6 cm


Our recommendations Joyce Fournier, A Wise Woman Once Said - (No. 2 of 10), Sculpture

Joyce Fournier

A Wise Woman Once Said - (No. 2 of 10), 2019
22.9 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm

$3,100 $2,790

Maxime Davoust, Cheval Bleu Klein, Sculpture

Maxime Davoust

Cheval Bleu Klein, 2020
20 x 14 x 6 cm


Rodrigo Romero Perez, Pan Troglodytes 2, Sculpture

Rodrigo Romero Perez

Pan Troglodytes 2, 2020
140 x 20 x 20 cm


Sébastien Ruiz, Le légionnaire, Sculpture

Sébastien Ruiz

Le légionnaire, 2020
29 x 12 x 18 cm


Our recommendations Laure Simoneau, La Jeune Fille A La Perle, Sculpture

Laure Simoneau

La Jeune Fille A La Perle, 2017
45 x 20 x 25 cm


David Deshommes, Vanité, Sculpture

David Deshommes

Vanité, 2013
16 x 14 x 21 cm


Christian Della Giustina, Bleu Azur, Sculpture

Christian Della Giustina

Bleu Azur, 2019
40 x 32 x 13 cm


Magali Berdaguer, Equation en bleu, Sculpture

Magali Berdaguer

Equation en bleu, 2018
40 x 40 x 3 cm


Suzanne Larrieu, La Femme Bleue, Sculpture

Suzanne Larrieu

La Femme Bleue, 2014
35 x 31.5 x 22 cm


Hosup Hwang, Tête de Bouddha, Sculpture

Hosup Hwang

Tête de Bouddha, 2010
85 x 65 x 40 cm


Raffi Yedalian, Development, Sculpture

Raffi Yedalian

Development, 2019
33 x 22 x 24 cm


Pure Evil, Zhang Ziyi Black and White Sprayed Perspex, Sculpture

Pure Evil

Zhang Ziyi Black and White Sprayed Perspex, 2017
79 x 68.5 x 5 cm


Marin Marcos, Marilyn au corsage, Sculpture

Marin Marcos

Marilyn au corsage, 2012
59 x 39 x 2 cm


Tchago Martins, Human being who doesn't leave, Sculpture

Tchago Martins

Human being who doesn't leave, 2020
28 x 15 x 22 cm


Our recommendations Anne-Valérie Dupond, Virginia Woolfe Fabric Sculpture, Sculpture

Anne-Valérie Dupond

Virginia Woolfe Fabric Sculpture, 2012
56 x 25 x 31 cm


Viza, Iggy Pop, Sculpture


Iggy Pop, 2019
111 x 89 x 2 cm


Our recommendations Gab, Kiss My Diamonds, Sculpture


Kiss My Diamonds, 2020
20 x 20 x 30 cm


Gillian Brett, Gracious, Sculpture

Gillian Brett

Gracious, 2021
23 x 19 x 18 cm


Josep Escarrant, Burrocrata, Sculpture

Josep Escarrant

Burrocrata, 2019
47 x 16 x 10 cm


Emilie Muzy, Tête de Loup, Sculpture

Emilie Muzy

Tête de Loup, 2018
44 x 44 x 34 cm


Coarse, Meltdown - Ignited, Sculpture


Meltdown - Ignited, 2019
30.5 x 30.5 x 40.6 cm


Davide Galbiati, Double Horizon, Sculpture

Davide Galbiati

Double Horizon, 2019
26 x 12 x 10 cm


Cat, Ranxerox, Sculpture


Ranxerox, 2019
21 x 18 x 16 cm


Our recommendations Thomas Médicus, Head instructor (TME01), Sculpture

Thomas Médicus

Head instructor (TME01), 2018
74 x 61 x 61 cm


Alea Pinar Du Pre, Sappho no. 3, Sculpture

Alea Pinar Du Pre

Sappho no. 3, 2020
41 x 36 x 37 cm


Bernard Vié, La lecture, Sculpture

Bernard Vié

La lecture, 2016
48 x 22 x 15 cm


Amedeo Bocchi, Head of Man, Sculpture

Amedeo Bocchi

Head of Man, 1920
30 x 19 x 11 cm


Soudabeh Alavi, Sans Titre n°878, Sculpture

Soudabeh Alavi

Sans Titre n°878, 2017
100 x 70 x 5 cm


Julie Joly, L'homme à la peau bleue, Sculpture

Julie Joly

L'homme à la peau bleue, 2019
64 x 45 x 32 cm


Noémie Goudal, Study on perspective II, Sculpture

Noémie Goudal

Study on perspective II, 2019
20 x 19 x 8 cm


Our recommendations Naty Dreux Brézé, MU 31, Sculpture

Naty Dreux Brézé

MU 31, 2018
46 x 57 x 7 cm


Monique Robin, Aphrodite, Sculpture

Monique Robin

Aphrodite, 2019
30 x 16 x 15 cm


Our recommendations Thierry Blum, Gisants, Sculpture

Thierry Blum

Gisants, 2001
25 x 40 x 23 cm


Dominique Mückli, L'enfant à la larme, Sculpture

Dominique Mückli

L'enfant à la larme, 2017
35 x 30 x 27 cm


Sylvia Brotons, Yoko, Sculpture

Sylvia Brotons

Yoko, 2019
30 x 18 x 17 cm


Guy Ghazanchyan, The Nest, Sculpture

Guy Ghazanchyan

The Nest, 2020
62 x 53 x 49 cm


Laetitia Allal, Marié, Sculpture

Laetitia Allal

Marié, 2019
57 x 20 x 53 cm


Josephine Ekedi, Josephine de Niamkoko, Sculpture

Josephine Ekedi

Josephine de Niamkoko, 2015
40 x 25 x 25 cm


Just Cool, The Head, Sculpture

Just Cool

The Head, 2016
26 x 21 x 10 cm


Sacha Sosno, Sans titre, Sculpture

Sacha Sosno

Sans titre, 1983
32 x 30 x 23 cm


Marco Novati, Portrait of Italo Balbo, Sculpture

Marco Novati

Portrait of Italo Balbo, 1930
44 x 30 x 32 cm


Claire Fanjul, Crâne au poisson camouflagefe, Sculpture

Claire Fanjul

Crâne au poisson camouflagefe, 2021
20 x 12 x 15 cm


Trophy_J, Halo crwon 1, Sculpture


Halo crwon 1, 2020
55 x 30 x 45 cm


Marie Saksik, Mademoiselle Chang, Sculpture

Marie Saksik

Mademoiselle Chang, 2017
35 x 18 x 13 cm


Teddy Delaroque, Marilyn Monroe Fiesta, Sculpture

Teddy Delaroque

Marilyn Monroe Fiesta, 2017
140 x 105 x 105 cm


Thomas Waroquier, Otammari, Sculpture

Thomas Waroquier

Otammari, 2020
60 x 21 x 65 cm


Louis La Rooy, Bull From Tirol, Sculpture

Louis La Rooy

Bull From Tirol, 2015
53.3 x 55.9 x 12.7 cm


Oleg Denysenko, Mask, Sculpture

Oleg Denysenko

Mask, 2017
33 x 23 x 16 cm


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


Nathalie Sury, Mishmi, Sculpture

Nathalie Sury

Mishmi, 2013
26 x 16 x 19 cm


Noa Ry, Locked in, Sculpture

Noa Ry

Locked in, 2018
60 x 40 x 40 cm


Patrick Lang, Levrier 3C, Sculpture

Patrick Lang

Levrier 3C, 2018
32 x 15 x 10 cm


Laurence Castermans, Hervé, Sculpture

Laurence Castermans

Hervé, 2015
42 x 28 x 27 cm


Jacques Tenenhaus, Mémoire pour Herve, Sculpture

Jacques Tenenhaus

Mémoire pour Herve, 1998
70 x 21 x 21 cm


Emilio Greco, Head of Woman, Sculpture

Emilio Greco

Head of Woman, 1950
48 x 27 x 17 cm


Martic, Moonlight swim, Sculpture


Moonlight swim, 2017
66 x 37 x 25 cm


Patrick Villas, Tête de panthère fontaine, maquette, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Tête de panthère fontaine, maquette, 2021
30 x 18 x 20 cm


Our recommendations Miguel Guía, Reflexion Bronze, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Reflexion Bronze, 2018
33 x 14 x 17 cm


Our recommendations Miguel Guía, Douce innocence Bronze, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Douce innocence Bronze, 2018
40 x 18 x 10 cm


The collectors' opinion

Verified Reviews


If you still have doubts, find out what others have thought of our services.

Discover opinions
The collectors' opinion
Need more inspiration? Get your personalized selection today
Our other themes