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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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Miguel Guía, En attendant le prochain voyage, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

En attendant le prochain voyage, 2021
18.5 x 4.5 x 3.9 inch


Miss Tic, Faire le mur, Sculpture

Miss Tic

Faire le mur, 2021
15.7 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch


Richard Orlinski, Wild heart, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild heart, 2021
12.6 x 9.8 x 2 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

S2Bart, Ourson Hermès, Sculpture


Ourson Hermès, 2021
13.8 x 11 x 10.2 inch


Philippe Buil, Crane 104-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Crane 104-21, 2021
4.3 x 3.1 x 4.3 inch


Alain Mimouni, Gold Dollar, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Gold Dollar, 2021
23.6 x 51.2 x 2.8 inch


Arman, Panthère, Sculpture


Panthère, 2002
11 x 18.9 x 3.1 inch


Marc Boffin, Teddy petrol coeur (medium), Sculpture

Marc Boffin

Teddy petrol coeur (medium), 2020
8.3 x 7.9 x 6.7 inch


Hersk, Something to Suck 362, Sculpture


Something to Suck 362, 2021
24.4 x 9.8 x 2 inch


Vincent Sabatier, Terminator II, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Terminator II, 2021
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch

$1,636 $2,181

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Sauter par dessus bord - 579, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

Sauter par dessus bord - 579, 2017
35.8 x 9.8 x 12.2 inch


Vincent Sabatier, Heart Blue, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Heart Blue, 2021
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch

$1,636 $2,181

tizlu, Neptune On The Block, Sculpture


Neptune On The Block, 2021
11.4 x 9.6 x 5.9 inch

$1,527 $1,696

Bernard Pras, Gare au gorille, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Gare au gorille, 2021
35.4 x 46.5 x 9.4 inch


Stoz, W Worm, Sculpture


W Worm, 2021
7.1 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch


Spaco, Five N°5 Chanel, Sculpture


Five N°5 Chanel, 2021
9.4 x 7.9 x 2.4 inch


Yohan PLU, Neela, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Neela, 2021
21.7 x 13.8 x 6.7 inch


Âme Sauvage, Savage, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Savage, 2021
5.5 x 2.8 x 16.9 inch


Edu Danesi, Butterfly Effect, Sculpture

Edu Danesi

Butterfly Effect, 2021
51.2 x 47.2 x 3.9 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Vanity, Sculpture

Philippe Pasqua

Vanity, 2014
21.7 x 15.7 x 19.7 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Âme Sauvage, Blue art dog, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Blue art dog, 2021
10.2 x 3.9 x 8.3 inch


Shelby, Hope Multi Sculpture, Sculpture


Hope Multi Sculpture, 2021
13.8 x 13.8 x 3.9 inch

$2,072 $2,302

Benji Pop Art, Maca-art LV beige S, Sculpture

Benji Pop Art

Maca-art LV beige S, 2021
0.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 inch


Virginia Benedicto, Pépita, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Pépita, 2021
39.4 x 20.5 x 0.2 inch


Patrick Villas, Affinity IV, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Affinity IV, 2021
83.9 x 59.1 x 30.3 inch


Emmanuel Bour, Des idées carrées, Sculpture

Emmanuel Bour

Des idées carrées, 2021
19.7 x 6.7 x 7.9 inch


Claude Gilli, Paysage, Sculpture

Claude Gilli

Paysage, 1990
19.7 x 16.9 x 3.9 inch


Angelo Lembo, Big mouse, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

Big mouse, 2021
11.4 x 8.3 x 22.4 inch

$6,106 $6,785

Landry Clément, Flabellum (LC48), Sculpture

Landry Clément

Flabellum (LC48), 2021
13.4 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch


Grégory Marseille, Broken Skate, Sculpture

Grégory Marseille

Broken Skate, 2021
19.3 x 7.9 x 2 inch


Betsy Enzensberger, Big Rose Sprinkle Pop, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Big Rose Sprinkle Pop, 2021
7.1 x 3 x 3 inch


Valerie Marty, Piaf Picots L, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Picots L, 2021
13.8 x 9.1 x 5.5 inch


Zed, Give Your Love H100, Sculpture


Give Your Love H100, 2021
32.7 x 12.2 x 9.1 inch


Gaspard Mitz, A well deserved break, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

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


Marcelo Martin Burgos, Hibou, Sculpture

Marcelo Martin Burgos

Hibou, 2021
65 x 9.6 x 9.6 inch


Ed Templeton, Copper Head, Sculpture

Ed Templeton

Copper Head, 2005
17.75 x 6.5 x 2.75 inch


JM Collell, Jimi Hendrix 1, Sculpture

JM Collell

Jimi Hendrix 1, 2021
45.3 x 35.4 x 3.9 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Marcus Egli, Hominium 2, Sculpture

Marcus Egli

Hominium 2, 2018
5.5 x 2 x 0.8 inch


Ian Philip, Business Goldorak, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Business Goldorak, 2021
20.5 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch


Milko Dobrev, Phoenix, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Phoenix, 2019
10.6 x 3.1 x 2.4 inch


Julie Jaler, Mini Baril Porsche Gris, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Mini Baril Porsche Gris, 2021
23.6 x 15 x 15 inch


Karl Lagasse, Silver one dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

Silver one dollar, 2021
13.4 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch


Tarek, Custom lettre A, Sculpture


Custom lettre A, 2015
9.1 x 8.7 x 2 inch


Manuèle Bernardi, Golden hours, Sculpture

Manuèle Bernardi

Golden hours, 2021
13.8 x 15.7 x 5.1 inch


JP Malot, Toy!, Sculpture

JP Malot

Toy!, 2021
8.7 x 4.7 x 5.5 inch


Fred Meurice, Hommage Keith Haring, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Hommage Keith Haring, 2021
8.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch


Sagrasse, Sweet Love, Sculpture


Sweet Love, 2021
13 x 23.6 x 9.1 inch


Nicolas Delage, Aphrodite, Sculpture

Nicolas Delage

Aphrodite, 2021
98.4 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch


Julie Jaler, Grenade Porsche Grise, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Grenade Porsche Grise, 2021
8.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch


Maxime Davoust, Like a Venus, Sculpture

Maxime Davoust

Like a Venus, 2021
40.9 x 12.2 x 11.8 inch


Valerian Sioridzé, Panda, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Panda, 2021
8.7 x 5.5 x 6.7 inch


Noël Granger, Boîte à messages  "je t'aime", Sculpture

Noël Granger

Boîte à messages "je t'aime", 2021
6.3 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch


Alexandre Nicolas, Yoda Egg (#51/101), Sculpture

Alexandre Nicolas

Yoda Egg (#51/101), 2017
8.3 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch


Josepha, Petite parenthèse rouge, Sculpture


Petite parenthèse rouge, 2018
10.2 x 7.9 x 7.1 inch


Sébastien Langloÿs, Simone Veil, Sculpture

Sébastien Langloÿs

Simone Veil, 2020
14.6 x 11.4 x 6.7 inch


Hiro Ando, Saburo Naotora, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

Saburo Naotora, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 11.8 inch


Xavier Wttrwulghe, Mickey D Camo, Sculpture

Xavier Wttrwulghe

Mickey D Camo, 2020
9.8 x 7.1 x 4.7 inch


Félix Hemme, 651 Gypsoglyphe, Sculpture

Félix Hemme

651 Gypsoglyphe, 2021
6.3 x 9.4 x 1.6 inch


Pere Sala, Trapeci B III, Sculpture

Pere Sala

Trapeci B III, 2021
19.7 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch


Francky Boy, Sky en Suisse (bas relief), Sculpture

Francky Boy

Sky en Suisse (bas relief), 2011
18.9 x 15.7 x 3 inch


François Bajeot, Fire opale, Sculpture

François Bajeot

Fire opale, 2021
18.5 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch


Déesse, Big Star - Smile, Sculpture


Big Star - Smile, 2018
19.7 x 15 x 7.9 inch


Jordi Comas, Delest, Sculpture

Jordi Comas

Delest, 2021
8.3 x 17.3 x 2.8 inch


Mister Sicily, Stick woman Italy, Sculpture

Mister Sicily

Stick woman Italy, 2021
9.1 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch

$288 $339

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