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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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VL., Heart Skull, Sculpture

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VL., Heart Skull, Sculpture

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Ninu, Bear 400 White color, Sculpture

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Chandler McLellan, Simulacra, Sculpture

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Simulacra, 2019
38 x 38 x 7.5 cm
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Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (277), Sculpture

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Sans Titre Ref (277), 2017
93 x 28 x 25 cm
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Michel Audiard, Le Chat, Sculpture

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45 x 56 x 35 cm
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Pierre Gimenez, Oso de Oro, Sculpture

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Oso de Oro, 2021
31 x 16 x 14 cm
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Pierre Gimenez, Galipette, Sculpture

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30 x 26 x 15 cm
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$1,728

Pierre Gimenez, Bain de Soleil, Sculpture

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Bain de Soleil, 2021
16 x 25 x 14 cm
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$1,728

Pierre Gimenez, Etirements, Sculpture

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Etirements, 2021
30 x 25 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$2,073

Milko Dobrev, Fairy, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Fairy, 2021
34 x 8 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$1,382

Jean-No, Petit hippopotame, Sculpture

Jean-No

Petit hippopotame, 2020
24 x 35 x 18 cm
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$3,686

Milko Dobrev, Impulse, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Impulse, 2020
33 x 10 x 6 cm
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$979

Irina Shark, Masque d'Igor, Sculpture

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Masque d'Igor, 2019
44 x 21 x 20 cm
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$3,456

Elena Bulatova, Skateboard XIV, Sculpture

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Skateboard XIV, 2020
76.2 x 21.6 x 5.1 cm
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Caroline Brisset, Must, Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

Must, 2020
10.5 x 12.5 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$1,094

Pierre Gimenez, La femme au ballon, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

La femme au ballon, 2019
36 x 13 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$979

Costa, Rue 49, Sculpture

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Rue 49, 2019
70 x 140 x 4 cm
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$11,519

Irina Shark, The Scream, Sculpture

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The Scream, 2019
28 x 30 x 25 cm
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$5,759

Milko Dobrev, Touch, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Touch, 2019
40 x 21 x 8 cm
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$1,382

Boom Art, Klimt Surfboard, Sculpture

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Klimt Surfboard, 2020
185 x 48 x 5.7 cm
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$2,292

Arno Sebban, Famille, Sculpture

Arno Sebban

Famille, 2019
197 x 48 x 30 cm
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$4,492

Jacqueline Schäfer, Bird xl Pink, Sculpture

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Bird xl Pink, 2017
47 x 40 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$795

Jacqueline Schäfer, Totem XL 2, Sculpture

Jacqueline Schäfer

Totem XL 2, 2019
49 x 47 x 27 cm
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$795

Jacqueline Schäfer, Bird XL Blue, Sculpture

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Bird XL Blue, 2019
50 x 50 x 17 cm
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$795

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Petit Rhino , 2015
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$1,382

Hellen Halftermeyer, Vide acier 1.3.1.7, Sculpture

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Vide acier 1.3.1.7, 2021
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$2,189

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$2,189

Hellen Halftermeyer, Dissonance 1.3.1.4, Sculpture

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$2,304

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$2,304

Jacques.A, Playmobil xxl Graffiti 2, Sculpture

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$634

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$5,759

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Composition - Genesis, 2021
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$1,785

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$806

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Extincteur Lego Louis Vuitton, 2020
60 x 10 x 10 cm
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$553

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15 x 60 x 3 cm
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$455

Milko Dobrev, Flower from the moon, Sculpture

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Flower from the moon, 2021
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$1,440

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Rouge, 2021
70 x 70 x 4 cm
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France Qui Travaille, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
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$9,215

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Mickey Mao II, 2018
59 x 47 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$2,995

Salfo Dermé (Yabré), Pour la paix, Sculpture

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Pour la paix, 2018
77 x 27.5 x 17.5 cm
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31 x 26.5 x 15 cm
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D'Or et de Bronze, 2017
6 x 7 x 5 cm
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$968

Lis Sam, King of roses, Sculpture

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King of roses, 2020
30 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,302

Lis Sam, Jardin majorelle, Sculpture

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Jardin majorelle, 2020
30 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,555

Sylvie Guyomard, ZV XXIII (SG155), Sculpture

Sylvie Guyomard

ZV XXIII (SG155), 2019
32 x 32 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$323

Hellen Halftermeyer, Tired, Sculpture

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Tired, 2019
54 x 38 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$1,590

Sylvie Guyomard, ZV XI (SG139), Sculpture

Sylvie Guyomard

ZV XI (SG139), 2019
32 x 32 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$323

Roland Masson, Aliage, Sculpture

Roland Masson

Aliage, 2019
70 x 11 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$2,016

Roland Masson, Fila, Sculpture

Roland Masson

Fila, 2018
45 x 10 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$979

Kazuhiko Tanaka, Don't want to hear it, Sculpture

Kazuhiko Tanaka

Don't want to hear it, 2017
12 x 8 x 4.5 cm
Sculpture

$276

Kazuhiko Tanaka, Party goer, Sculpture

Kazuhiko Tanaka

Party goer, 2017
8 x 3 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$207

Kazuhiko Tanaka, Get ready, Sculpture

Kazuhiko Tanaka

Get ready, 2017
8 x 3 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$207

Kazuhiko Tanaka, Golf focusing, Sculpture

Kazuhiko Tanaka

Golf focusing, 2016
8 x 3 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$207

Olivier DeGroote, Hermès Cup Shaker Mug, Sculpture

Olivier DeGroote

Hermès Cup Shaker Mug, 2021
24 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Sculpture

$288

Vincent Ochs, Apesanteur, Sculpture

Vincent Ochs

Apesanteur, 2019
34 x 27 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$829

VL., Heartskull Violet, Sculpture

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Heartskull Violet, 2021
35 x 16 x 6 cm
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