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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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Mauro Corda, Les suricates - Blue, Sculpture

Mauro Corda

Les suricates - Blue, 2020
6.3 x 2.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$346

Claude Gilli, L’amour fou, Sculpture

Claude Gilli

L’amour fou, 2010
6.3 x 4.3 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$433

Li Lihong, Mini Michelin China Silver, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Mini Michelin China Silver, 2020
3.9 x 3.5 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$371

Miguel Guía, Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, 2021
11 x 4.7 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$544

Alain Mimouni, Billionaire Club Bear, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Billionaire Club Bear, 2021
11.8 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$804

Philippe Buil, Sortir du bois, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Sortir du bois, 2021
15 x 6.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,917

Christophe Charbonnel, Dryade II, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Dryade II, 2021
20.1 x 18.9 x 18.9 inch
Sculpture

$22,258

Hersk, Goldo V1, Sculpture

Hersk

Goldo V1, 2021
11.8 x 19.7 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

< $ 2,500

Patrick Villas, Petit Léopard sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Petit Léopard sur le rocher, 2017
11.4 x 9.1 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,565

Fred Meurice, Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, 2021
8.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$927

Marc Petit, Le crucifié, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crucifié, 2004
42.1 x 23.6 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$11,129

Nicolas Krauss, Fast Food Mc Donald, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

Fast Food Mc Donald, 2021
10.6 x 7.9 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,328

Sébastien Créteur, Heresy II, Sculpture

Sébastien Créteur

Heresy II, 2018
5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$989

Vincent Sabatier, Goldorak VIII, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Goldorak VIII, 2021
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$2,226

Eric Liot, Athéna, Sculpture

Eric Liot

Athéna, 2020
39 x 18.9 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$21,022

Nathalie Zelman, Dark Not So Dark, Sculpture

Nathalie Zelman

Dark Not So Dark, 2021
48.8 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,699

Benji Pop Art, Maca-art Chanel Noir S, Sculpture

Benji Pop Art

Maca-art Chanel Noir S, 2021
0.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 inch
Sculpture

$87

Spaco, Skull colors gold, Sculpture

Spaco

Skull colors gold, 2019
5.1 x 4.3 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$297

Bruno Boffa, Barbie Bear Lovers, Sculpture

Bruno Boffa

Barbie Bear Lovers, 2021
11.4 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$804

Julie Espiau, Abandonée, Sculpture

Julie Espiau

Abandonée, 2021
3.9 x 8.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$989

David Vaamonde, Equilibre (DV17), Sculpture

David Vaamonde

Equilibre (DV17), 2021
26.4 x 3.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$2,720

Stoz, Stozland© graffiti panda gun, Sculpture

Stoz

Stozland© graffiti panda gun, 2021
9.8 x 9.4 x 5.6 inch
Sculpture

$532

Chantal de Block, Marie Clara, Sculpture

Chantal de Block

Marie Clara, 2019
26.4 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

< $ 2,500

Âme Sauvage, Panthère sauvage, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Panthère sauvage, 2021
5.5 x 16.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$519

Pablo Picasso, Madoura Ceramic Plate - Tête de chèvre de profil, Ramié 106, Sculpture

Pablo Picasso

Madoura Ceramic Plate - Tête de chèvre de profil, Ramié 106, 1950
9.88 x 9.88 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$15,000

Jérôme Mesnager, Passion, Sculpture

Jérôme Mesnager

Passion, 2021
8.7 x 4.3 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$594

Noze, Air Jordan Velour Royal, Sculpture

Noze

Air Jordan Velour Royal, 2021
20.9 x 24 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,855

Aldo Chaparro, You, Sculpture

Aldo Chaparro

You, 2008
40 x 104 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$12,000

Nathalie Molla, Urban Bear, Sculpture

Nathalie Molla

Urban Bear, 2021
11.4 x 5.9 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$791

Emilie Muzy, Tête de Lion, Sculpture

Emilie Muzy

Tête de Lion, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$989

PyB, Hope warhol soup, Sculpture

PyB

Hope warhol soup, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$322

Valerie Marty, L'Ange, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

L'Ange, 2021
33.1 x 17.7 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,300

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal, Sans titre, Sculpture

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Sans titre, 2019
14.6 x 14.2 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$618

Olivier Lannaud, Artemis, Sculpture

Olivier Lannaud

Artemis, 2021
46.1 x 33.3 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$10,511

Sébastien Ruiz, Le légionnaire, Sculpture

Sébastien Ruiz

Le légionnaire, 2020
11.4 x 4.7 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,608

Rietje Geurts, Verleiding (Temptation), Sculpture

Rietje Geurts

Verleiding (Temptation), 2019
17.3 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,884

Boris Jean, Tour Eiffel, Sculpture

Boris Jean

Tour Eiffel, 2017
24 x 12.6 x 12.6 inch
Sculpture

$5,194

Gaspard Mitz, Special delivery, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Special delivery, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$804

Shelby, Chaplin Layers, Sculpture

Shelby

Chaplin Layers, 2021
19.7 x 8.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,349

Shakeart83, Kong Graff, Sculpture

Shakeart83

Kong Graff, 2021
7.9 x 5.7 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$390 $433

Yaacov Agam, Cercle Haut, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Cercle Haut, 1969
85 x 35 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$30,000

Costa, Mines, Sculpture

Costa

Mines, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,946

Brice Gelot, Message in the bottle, Sculpture

Brice Gelot

Message in the bottle, 2021
9.8 x 13 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$21,600

Olivier DeGroote, Louis Vuitton Gold Cup Shaker Mug, Sculpture

Olivier DeGroote

Louis Vuitton Gold Cup Shaker Mug, 2021
10 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$247

Tarek, Lego 8, Sculpture

Tarek

Lego 8, 2020
5.5 x 15 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$262

Arman, Dos de Valentine, Sculpture

Arman

Dos de Valentine, 1993
20.1 x 9.3 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$10,511

Jean-François Fouilhoux, Louise, Sculpture

Jean-François Fouilhoux

Louise, 2020
13 x 13.8 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,957

Betsy Enzensberger, Minty, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Minty, 2019
5 x 2.6 x 2.6 inch
Sculpture

$307 $340

Sébastien Langloÿs, La Valse, Sculpture

Sébastien Langloÿs

La Valse, 2013
10.2 x 6.3 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$6,183

Santicri, Violet Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Violet Brush, 2021
15.7 x 2.8 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$289 $322

Irena Tone, Cactus, Sculpture

Irena Tone

Cactus, 2020
43.3 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,661 $4,068

Anna Sidi Yacoub, Water Reflections in Blue, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Water Reflections in Blue, 2021
34.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$495

Thierry Corpet, Totem - Parker, Sculpture

Thierry Corpet

Totem - Parker, 2021
17.7 x 7.9 x 3.7 inch
Sculpture

$804

Vincent Duchêne, Minion Tomato Soup Heart, Sculpture

Vincent Duchêne

Minion Tomato Soup Heart, 2021
10.6 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,360

Milko Dobrev, Phoenix, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Phoenix, 2021
11.8 x 3.1 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,212

Yves Pires, Eva, Sculpture

Yves Pires

Eva, 2016
21.7 x 18.5 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$9,645

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre ref 328, Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans titre ref 328, 2021
15 x 11.8 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,328

Anne-Valérie Dupond, Alsatia, Sculpture

Anne-Valérie Dupond

Alsatia, 2019
21.7 x 9.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,669

Patrick Salamone, Ice Lolly Bublles N°103, Sculpture

Patrick Salamone

Ice Lolly Bublles N°103, 2021
28 x 10.2 x 0.2 inch
Sculpture

$927

Pierre-Luc Poujol, Dripping energy, Sculpture

Pierre-Luc Poujol

Dripping energy, 2021
78 x 6.7 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$11,995

Yannick Bouillault, Yellow period, Sculpture

Yannick Bouillault

Yellow period, 2021
6.3 x 2.6 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$334

Karen Marre, Elévation 6, Sculpture

Karen Marre

Elévation 6, 2020
17.3 x 21.7 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,473

Jumeaux Ouattara, Yatenga, Sculpture

Jumeaux Ouattara

Yatenga, 2021
42.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$618

Joëlle Laboue, Sil 1, Sculpture

Joëlle Laboue

Sil 1, 2021
17.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$606

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