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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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Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, 2020
14.6 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

KiKo, MailBox Ourson, Sculpture


MailBox Ourson, 2021
51.6 x 13.8 x 9.3 inch


Valerie Marty, Piaf Hermès Orange, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Hermès Orange, 2021
6.3 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch


Arman, Aqua frago, Sculpture


Aqua frago, 2004
29.5 x 16.5 x 3.9 inch


Alain Mimouni, Rolex Dollar, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Rolex Dollar, 2021
23.6 x 51.2 x 2.8 inch


Capocci, Mickey Fuck noir brillant, Sculpture


Mickey Fuck noir brillant, 2021
6.3 x 4.3 x 2.8 inch


Stratos, Vire-Volte, Sculpture


Vire-Volte, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Hersk, Something to Suck 287, Sculpture


Something to Suck 287, 2019
15 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch


Aldo Chaparro, Md Gold, January 17, 2021 17:36, Sculpture

Aldo Chaparro

Md Gold, January 17, 2021 17:36, 2021
66.9 x 59.1 x 11.8 inch


Philippe Buil, Une larme 51-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Une larme 51-21, 2021
16.9 x 7.9 x 4.7 inch


Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre ref (342), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans titre ref (342), 2021
28.3 x 22 x 18.9 inch


Béatrice Fernando, Tête de taureau, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de taureau, 2021
19.3 x 16.9 x 8.7 inch


S2Bart, Capsule LV black & white, Sculpture


Capsule LV black & white, 2021
13.8 x 13.8 x 1.6 inch


Maxime Plancque, N°350, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

N°350, 2021
57.9 x 8.5 x 5.5 inch


Our recommendations Li Lihong, Li Lihong's Apple China grand format - Or - Edition Loft, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Li Lihong's Apple China grand format - Or - Edition Loft, 2007
11 x 11 x 11 inch


Arno Sebban, Hôte II, Sculpture

Arno Sebban

Hôte II, 2021
17.7 x 9.8 x 3.9 inch


Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Bas-Relief - 785, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

Bas-Relief - 785, 2018
16.5 x 16.9 x 7.5 inch


César Baldaccini, Coeur éclaté, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Coeur éclaté, 1986
21.3 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Vanité, Sculpture

Philippe Pasqua

Vanité, 2017
29.5 x 15.7 x 19.7 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Bault, Sans titre, Sculpture


Sans titre, 2021
15 x 11.4 x 1.6 inch


William David, Nova, Sculpture

William David

Nova, 2021
28.7 x 16.5 x 10.2 inch


Philippe Berry, Hippo et Papillons, Sculpture

Philippe Berry

Hippo et Papillons, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Stoz, Stozland© Dancing Man, Sculpture


Stozland© Dancing Man, 2021
10.6 x 6.7 x 2.4 inch


Nanan, Renaud, Sculpture


Renaud, 2021
11.4 x 7.1 x 7.5 inch


Bounoure & Genevaux, Composition 1, Sculpture

Bounoure & Genevaux

Composition 1, 2020
17.3 x 31.5 x 1.4 inch


Eric Liot, L'aile, Sculpture

Eric Liot

L'aile, 2020
73.6 x 66.9 x 39.4 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

Maguy Banq, Sur la berge, Sculpture

Maguy Banq

Sur la berge, 2020
23.6 x 19.3 x 4.3 inch


Yohan PLU, Sofia, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Sofia, 2021
21.3 x 14.6 x 7.1 inch


Chrystèle Saint-Amaux, Plume, Sculpture

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux

Plume, 2019
16.5 x 8.3 x 3.1 inch


Ian Philip, Business Batman Smiley, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Business Batman Smiley, 2021
33.9 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch


Dirk De Keyzer, Hariette, Sculpture

Dirk De Keyzer

Hariette, 2016
33.1 x 7.9 x 11.8 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

André Robillard, Pistolet USA Arme Lourde, Sculpture

André Robillard

Pistolet USA Arme Lourde, 2020
10.6 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch


Céline Mahiques, Extincteur Coco Chanel, Sculpture

Céline Mahiques

Extincteur Coco Chanel, 2020
23.6 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch


Gilbert Frizon, Ex-tension LVI, Sculpture

Gilbert Frizon

Ex-tension LVI, 2016
28.3 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch


Aurelija Simkute, Alone, Bronze Sculpture, Sculpture

Aurelija Simkute

Alone, Bronze Sculpture, 2017
18.9 x 8.3 x 6.7 inch


Poonam Choudhary, Bold is beautiful collection 03, Sculpture

Poonam Choudhary

Bold is beautiful collection 03, 2021
7 x 13 x 1 inch


Fat, Monkey Lamp, Sculpture


Monkey Lamp, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 9.8 inch


Alquimiamc, Interconnexion, Sculpture


Interconnexion, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 23.6 inch


Gaspard Mitz, A well deserved break, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

A well deserved break, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch


Valérie Hadida, Brindille 2 - 5/8, Sculpture

Valérie Hadida

Brindille 2 - 5/8, 2021
9.8 x 4.1 x 2.2 inch


PyB, Snoopy peanuts, Sculpture


Snoopy peanuts, 2021
9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inch


Vladas Kanciauskas, Gordian Knot, Sculpture

Vladas Kanciauskas

Gordian Knot, 2004
11 x 7.5 x 7.5 inch


Imfré Gite, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Imfré Gite

Tête de cheval, 2021
16.3 x 13.8 x 6.7 inch


Magali Berdaguer, Equation en rouge, Sculpture

Magali Berdaguer

Equation en rouge, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Jeanne Sarah Bellaiche, Avanti, Sculpture

Jeanne Sarah Bellaiche

Avanti, 2020
17.7 x 10.6 x 10.6 inch


Julie Jaler, Baril Porsche Blanc, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Baril Porsche Blanc, 2021
35.4 x 22.8 x 22.8 inch


Chanoir, Cha Au Grand Coeur, Sculpture


Cha Au Grand Coeur, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch


Teresa Riba, Tarda al sol I, Sculpture

Teresa Riba

Tarda al sol I, 2018
11.8 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch


Olivier DeGroote, Chanel Artiste Cup Shaker Mug, Sculpture

Olivier DeGroote

Chanel Artiste Cup Shaker Mug, 2021
9.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch


TMM, Joe Bar Bike, Sculpture


Joe Bar Bike, 2021
36.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Verog, Watamahi noire, Sculpture


Watamahi noire, 2018
24.8 x 15.4 x 15.4 inch


Niki de Saint Phalle, L’ange vase, Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle

L’ange vase, 1993
39.4 x 20.5 x 14.6 inch

100,000 - $ 250,000

Irena Tone, Pure silver leaf Snail + Cooper leaf imitation Apple, Sculpture

Irena Tone

Pure silver leaf Snail + Cooper leaf imitation Apple, 2020
9.1 x 7.9 x 6.7 inch

$1,040 $1,156

Sébastien Langloÿs, Giscard d'Estaing, Sculpture

Sébastien Langloÿs

Giscard d'Estaing, 2020
14.2 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch


Miko-R, Petit Rhino Pop Tagué, Sculpture


Petit Rhino Pop Tagué, 2018
61 x 137.8 x 216.5 inch


Lis Sam, Need money for art, Sculpture

Lis Sam

Need money for art, 2021
6.1 x 9.8 x 2 inch


Anna Sidi Yacoub, Abstract blue and Silver, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Abstract blue and Silver, 2021
47.2 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


ASO-P, Pavé du mur du Bonheur - 453, Sculpture


Pavé du mur du Bonheur - 453, 2021
7.5 x 7.5 x 3.1 inch


Shakeart83, Skate Chanel, Sculpture


Skate Chanel, 2021
8.3 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Fred Meurice, Love Kong, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Love Kong, 2021
17.7 x 5.9 x 13.8 inch


Sufyr, Au coin de la rue, Sculpture


Au coin de la rue, 2021
8.7 x 4.3 x 3.1 inch


Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z, Canned Barbie, Sculpture

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z

Canned Barbie, 2019
7.9 x 4.5 x 4.5 inch


EB Studios, Large Black Bubble Boy, Sculpture

EB Studios

Large Black Bubble Boy, 2021
10.23 x 7.08 x 5.9 inch


Anany, Pierre de Rêve - Noir / Or - P.VI, Sculpture


Pierre de Rêve - Noir / Or - P.VI, 2021
7.1 x 7.5 x 0.1 inch


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