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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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Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, 2021
24.4 x 13 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

25,000 - $ 50,000

Miguel Guía, Chien Ballon apesanteur en nickel bleue 63, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Chien Ballon apesanteur en nickel bleue 63, 2021
24.8 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$844

Zed, Flexo Be Audacious 3 Rouge, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo Be Audacious 3 Rouge, 2021
17.3 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$149

Miss Tic, On s'aime prenez en de la graine, Sculpture

Miss Tic

On s'aime prenez en de la graine, 2021
17.7 x 7.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,216

Salvador Dali, Christ de Saint-Jean de la Croix, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Christ de Saint-Jean de la Croix, 1974
23.6 x 10.2 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$26,808

Our recommendations Nathanael Koffi, Corner, Sculpture

Nathanael Koffi

Corner, 2021
2.6 x 4.7 x 2.6 inch
Sculpture

$186

Christophe Charbonnel, Victoire, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Victoire, 2018
107.5 x 71.7 x 51.2 inch
Sculpture

$161,345

David Ferreira, Cactus, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Cactus, 2021
59.8 x 21.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,730

Olivier DeGroote, Trowel Mondrian, Sculpture

Olivier DeGroote

Trowel Mondrian, 2021
13.8 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$310

Philippe Buil, Une larme 47-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Une larme 47-21, 2021
13 x 9.4 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,924

Pierre Gimenez, La main au cigare, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

La main au cigare, 2021
13.8 x 9.4 x 4.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,855

Bernard Pras, Frida, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021
33.5 x 29.5 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$22,340

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre ref (307), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans titre ref (307), 2019
21.7 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,337

Patrick Villas, Le cygne, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Le cygne, 2021
43.3 x 39.4 x 39.4 inch
Sculpture

$47,162

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Espoirs de Femmes 1, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

Espoirs de Femmes 1, 2018
24 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,096

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de cheval, 2021
13.4 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$720

Marc Petit, Le serment, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le serment, 2018
18.1 x 7.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$6,206

Philippe Berry, Les petits éléphants assis, Sculpture

Philippe Berry

Les petits éléphants assis, 2015
20.9 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Betsy Enzensberger, Aqua Sprinkle Pop #5, Sculpture

Betsy Enzensberger

Aqua Sprinkle Pop #5, 2021
5 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$372

Stoz, Rebel rabbit - something red, Sculpture

Stoz

Rebel rabbit - something red, 2021
8.3 x 5.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$410

Laurence Jenkell, Wrapping bonbon rouge, Sculpture

Laurence Jenkell

Wrapping bonbon rouge, 2021
17.7 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Ian Philip, The Stormtrooper David red, Sculpture

Ian Philip

The Stormtrooper David red, 2020
25.6 x 17.7 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,979

Roland Masson, Maïa, Sculpture

Roland Masson

Maïa, 2021
18.9 x 4.3 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,599

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux, Le grand sage, Sculpture

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux

Le grand sage, 2015
24 x 15.7 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$947

Adeline Weber Guibal, Danseuse, Sculpture

Adeline Weber Guibal

Danseuse, 2021
7.1 x 4.3 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,105

Spaco, Mickey Colors, Sculpture

Spaco

Mickey Colors, 2021
7.9 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$298

Vincent Sabatier, Bitcoins Or, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Bitcoins Or, 2021
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$2,482

Fat, Never Give Up, Sculpture

Fat

Never Give Up, 2021
52 x 14.2 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,585

Marianne Turck, Globe, Sculpture

Marianne Turck

Globe, 2021
14.2 x 11 x 14.2 inch
Sculpture

$5,585

Pierre Ribà, Bon espoir, Sculpture

Pierre Ribà

Bon espoir, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$7,198

Wabé, Personnage n°1060, Sculpture

Wabé

Personnage n°1060, 2014
4.3 x 2 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$442

Arman, Variation, Sculpture

Arman

Variation, 2002
33.5 x 12.6 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$13,652

Gaspard Mitz, Special Delivery, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Special Delivery, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$807

Yohan PLU, Cœur I, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Cœur I, 2021
14.6 x 11.4 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$372

Poonam Choudhary, Vase, Sculpture

Poonam Choudhary

Vase, 2021
18 x 9 x 9 inch
Sculpture

$1,400

Erika Calesini, Happy gum fucsia, Sculpture

Erika Calesini

Happy gum fucsia, 2020
17.7 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,227

Angelo Lembo, King Duck, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

King Duck, 2020
12.6 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$6,950

PyB, Toro de laguiole, Sculpture

PyB

Toro de laguiole, 2021
7.9 x 11.4 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$298

Chantal de Sutter, Jules, Sculpture

Chantal de Sutter

Jules, 2021
11.8 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

2,500 - $ 5,000

Âme Sauvage, Petit chien bleu, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Petit chien bleu, 2021
7.5 x 3.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$360

Gille Monte ruici, Robot Exaphot, Sculpture

Gille Monte ruici

Robot Exaphot, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Françoise Bartlet, L'indien, Sculpture

Françoise Bartlet

L'indien, 2017
17.7 x 17.7 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$3,723

Julie Jaler, Bonbon Hermès, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Bonbon Hermès, 2021
7.9 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$309

Edmée Delsol, Rocher III, Sculpture

Edmée Delsol

Rocher III, 2016
17.7 x 21.3 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$8,191

Lis Sam, Painting to dream - Chanel, Sculpture

Lis Sam

Painting to dream - Chanel, 2021
20.9 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$571

Yuri Zupancic, Mermod, Sculpture

Yuri Zupancic

Mermod, 2020
7.5 x 3.1 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$3,500

Jean-Yves Gosti, Le joyeux silex, Sculpture

Jean-Yves Gosti

Le joyeux silex, 2020
15.6 x 8.3 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,096

Anna Sidi Yacoub, Bronze reflections, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

Bronze reflections, 2021
46.5 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,489

Secca, Japan, Sculpture

Secca

Japan, 2016
15.7 x 25.6 x 26.8 inch
Sculpture

$17,003

Philarthrop, Crumpled label in the frame - Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988, Sculpture

Philarthrop

Crumpled label in the frame - Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988, 2021
8.7 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$372

Gérard Beaucousin, Brume, Sculpture

Gérard Beaucousin

Brume, 2017
9.4 x 10.6 x 5.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,723

Nathalie CIRINO, Sérénité II, Sculpture

Nathalie CIRINO

Sérénité II, 2020
9.1 x 9.4 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,475

Irena Tone, Stainless bear, Sculpture

Irena Tone

Stainless bear, 2021
12.6 x 8.3 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$592 $658

Wenqi Liu, Texture II, Sculpture

Wenqi Liu

Texture II, 2020
15.6 x 11 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,986

Dani Olivier, Explosion, Sculpture

Dani Olivier

Explosion, 2021
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$2,234

Shakeart83, Panthère LV, Sculpture

Shakeart83

Panthère LV, 2021
9.8 x 3.3 x 3.7 inch
Sculpture

$360

VL., Heart Skull, Sculpture

VL.

Heart Skull, 2021
6.3 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$124

Santicri, Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Brush, 2021
15.7 x 6.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$323

Gomor, Money box, Sculpture

Gomor

Money box, 2020
53.1 x 15.7 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$6,752 $8,440

Nanan, Andrei, Sculpture

Nanan

Andrei, 2021
11.4 x 7.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,365

Patrick Cornée, Peace, street art and graffiti II, Sculpture

Patrick Cornée

Peace, street art and graffiti II, 2021
14.6 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,855

Michel Audiard, Un ange passe, Sculpture

Michel Audiard

Un ange passe, 2020
47.2 x 15.7 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$4,344

Milko Dobrev, Eagle, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Eagle, 2021
18.5 x 4.7 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,676

Corneille, Chat bleu, Sculpture

Corneille

Chat bleu, 2004
22 x 28.7 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,420

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