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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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Stoz, Mr. Rich fly away, Sculpture

Stoz

Mr. Rich fly away, 2021
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Bernard Pras, 185 - We can do it, Sculpture

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185 - We can do it, 2017
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Our recommendations Anna Sidi Yacoub, Shades of Gray, Sculpture

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Shades of Gray, 2020
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Magnificent Seven, 2000
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Aero 82, Caps 1-1, Sculpture

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Caps 1-1, 2021
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Teddy noir (mini), 2020
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Larry Rivers, Pop Singer, Sculpture

Larry Rivers

Pop Singer, 1979
43.2 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm
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Fluo Playmobil Chanel, 2021
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Sculpture

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Noah Borger, Brut number one, Sculpture

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Sculpture

$516

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The quiet life of Buddha Homer, 2021
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$161

Kazuhiko Tanaka, Strolling in colors, Sculpture

Kazuhiko Tanaka

Strolling in colors, 2017
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$734

TMM, Snowboard Picture, Sculpture

TMM

Snowboard Picture, 2019
160 x 20 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$1,090

Bertrand Grégoire, Azerty PIX1, Sculpture

Bertrand Grégoire

Azerty PIX1, 2021
24 x 24 x 16 cm
Sculpture

$2,065

Mistergoo, Tupac shoes, Sculpture

Mistergoo

Tupac shoes, 2020
36.5 x 52 x 11 cm
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Our recommendations Gregorio Siem, Sphere Orange and Blue - Variable Code, Sculpture

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Jayet, Mini Bear Orange Fluo Mat Soft, Sculpture

Jayet

Mini Bear Orange Fluo Mat Soft, 2019
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$1,583

Théo MHS, Bouchon Hermès, Sculpture

Théo MHS

Bouchon Hermès, 2021
50 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$1,009

Cleverson de Oliveira, Favela bear, Sculpture

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Favela bear, 2021
40 x 38 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$631

Oliver Ney, Coca Cola, Sculpture

Oliver Ney

Coca Cola, 2020
106 x 80 x 3 cm
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Jessica Pliez (Ursika), Qui de nous deux?, Sculpture

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$459 $390

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28 x 27 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$321

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29 x 15 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$631

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Rolf Julius

Echtgrün - hell, 1994
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Sculpture

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Sculpture

$459

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

Pure Evil

Zhang Ziyi Black and White Sprayed Perspex, 2017
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$4,102

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Bernadette Despujols

Inflatable Love Doll #9, Concrete Sculpture, 2016
55.9 x 33 x 30.5 cm
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$4,500

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

Tchago Martins

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$574

Daniel Jung, Paper folies, Sculpture

Daniel Jung

Paper folies, 2018
45 x 20 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$688

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Miss Bugs

Do No Harm (emoji bleu), 2020
35 x 8 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$1,032

Tal Nehoray, Nine No. 3, Sculpture

Tal Nehoray

Nine No. 3, 2019
50 x 50 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$1,491

Chema Lumbreras, El orificio, Sculpture

Chema Lumbreras

El orificio, 2015
20 x 55 x 30 cm
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$2,065

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Michel Narbonne

Les jumelles (1), 2011
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Femme Girafe, 2012
32 x 5 x 5 cm
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$1,514

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Julio Alonso Yañez

Sans titre, 2018
33 x 18 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$430

Ane Henriksen, Flexible 5, Sculpture

Ane Henriksen

Flexible 5, 2002
12.7 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm
Sculpture

$1,050

Clo Bourgard, Stuck in me serie dosage, Sculpture

Clo Bourgard

Stuck in me serie dosage, 2020
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,090

Nathalie Rey, Antartic ocean, Sculpture

Nathalie Rey

Antartic ocean, 2019
50 x 50 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$1,669

NeMo, Cov-Control, Sculpture

NeMo

Cov-Control, 2021
26 x 18 x 21 cm
Sculpture

$574

Jean-Michel Faudemer, Serie magie du chaos, Sculpture

Jean-Michel Faudemer

Serie magie du chaos, 2015
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$401

Carlo Rizzetti, The rainbow whale Orange Small, Sculpture

Carlo Rizzetti

The rainbow whale Orange Small, 2017
31 x 58 x 27 cm
Sculpture

$344

Giacomo Balla, Pair of Placeholders, Sculpture

Giacomo Balla

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

$5,736

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Anne Millot

Petit Prince (inspiré d'Alexis Dadier, parfumeur IFF), 2014
29.5 x 24 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,606

Olivier Lannaud, Artemis, Sculpture

Olivier Lannaud

Artemis, 2021
117 x 84.5 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$9,750

Artiste Chezbelette, Contrôle Fiscal - Demandez votre contrôle fiscal 2018, Sculpture

Artiste Chezbelette

Contrôle Fiscal - Demandez votre contrôle fiscal 2018, 2017
176 x 72 x 60 cm
Sculpture

$8,821

Zane Mellupe, Magic Machine, Sculpture

Zane Mellupe

Magic Machine, 2012
25 x 90 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$1,377

Francesca Pasquali, Setola oro, Sculpture

Francesca Pasquali

Setola oro, 2013
40 x 30 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$15,142

Wataru Tominaga, Study for Pleating 1, Sculpture

Wataru Tominaga

Study for Pleating 1, 2015
36 x 22 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$574

Joshua Smith, Black Shadow Trading Company, Sculpture

Joshua Smith

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

$9,750

John McQueen, Real, Sculpture

John McQueen

Real, 2018
141 x 93.3 x 8.9 cm
Sculpture

$8,000

Mark Jenkins, Level Up, Sculpture

Mark Jenkins

Level Up, 2019
106.7 x 137.2 x 66 cm
Sculpture

$15,000

Ferruccio Gard, Kinetic Transparencies-4, Sculpture

Ferruccio Gard

Kinetic Transparencies-4, 2017
40 x 50 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$15,000

Bryan Antonio, Happy thoughts, Sculpture

Bryan Antonio

Happy thoughts, 2021
15 x 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$200

Cal Lane, Pantie Can, Sculpture

Cal Lane

Pantie Can, 2016
25.5 x 16.5 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$4,588

Edgar Negret, La casa de la serpiente, Sculpture

Edgar Negret

La casa de la serpiente, 1996
30 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$7,634

Nasreddine Bennacer, Démocratie, Sculpture

Nasreddine Bennacer

Démocratie, 2014
12 x 27 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$3,671

Noara Quintana, Glasses, Sculpture

Noara Quintana

Glasses, 2017
10 x 60 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$3,671

Omar Ronda, Star Frozen, Sculpture

Omar Ronda

Star Frozen, 1994
80 x 60 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$8,259

Olga Kosheleva, Global warming sunglasses, Sculpture

Olga Kosheleva

Global warming sunglasses, 2018
80 x 205 x 35 cm
Sculpture

15,000 - $ 25,000

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