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Copper 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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Yohan PLU, Sofia, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Sofia, 2021
21.3 x 14.6 x 7.1 inch


Thibaud Dière, Le Golfeur, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Le Golfeur, 2016
11.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 inch


Véronique Clanet, Les Causeuses  --- Bronze - numéroté 1/8., Sculpture

Véronique Clanet

Les Causeuses --- Bronze - numéroté 1/8., 2009
10.6 x 15.7 x 10.2 inch


Sébastien Ruiz, Femme volcan, Sculpture

Sébastien Ruiz

Femme volcan, 2016
11.4 x 5.1 x 7.5 inch


Stefan Ivanov, Situation III from the Project Placebo, Sculpture

Stefan Ivanov

Situation III from the Project Placebo, 2016
41.3 x 15 x 13.4 inch


Hosup Hwang, Tête de Bouddha, Sculpture

Hosup Hwang

Tête de Bouddha, 2010
33.5 x 25.6 x 15.7 inch


Reinhoud d'Haese, Éminense grise, Morville, Sculpture

Reinhoud d'Haese

Éminense grise, Morville, 1990
52.8 x 56.7 x 31.5 inch


Our recommendations Camille Leherpeur, Priest Mask, Sculpture

Camille Leherpeur

Priest Mask, 2014
12.2 x 5.5 x 9.8 inch


Pinto, Acuario, Sculpture


Acuario, 2019
9.8 x 17.7 x 4.7 inch


Tegan Pick, Pomme d'Eve 3/8, Sculpture

Tegan Pick

Pomme d'Eve 3/8, 2018
3.7 x 4.3 x 3.9 inch


Johanna Invrea, Mask, Sculpture

Johanna Invrea

Mask, 2019
17.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inch


Mohammad Ardakani, Aleph N°904, Sculpture

Mohammad Ardakani

Aleph N°904, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.9 inch


Mog'y, N°5, Sculpture


N°5, 2017
26.8 x 11.4 x 5.1 inch


Nicolas Desbons, Solo, Sculpture

Nicolas Desbons

Solo, 2020
38.6 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch


Christine Caupin-Fos, Liberté, Sculpture

Christine Caupin-Fos

Liberté, 2020
11 x 6.7 x 6.3 inch


Peter Mammes, Hope, Sculpture

Peter Mammes

Hope, 2020
17.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch


Jaime Avila, Bomba Blanca 4 -Wall Ceramic Sculpture with Gold and Copper Intervention, Sculpture

Jaime Avila

Bomba Blanca 4 -Wall Ceramic Sculpture with Gold and Copper Intervention, 2006
20.5 x 5 x 5 inch


Harry Bertoia, Untitled, Sculpture

Harry Bertoia

Untitled, 1977
14.125 x 6.5 x 3 inch


Ken Rausch, Triptych flat 3 panel - 33", Sculpture

Ken Rausch

Triptych flat 3 panel - 33", 2018
71 x 39 x 2 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Luís Direito, Through the Wall, Sculpture

Luís Direito

Through the Wall, 2020
39.4 x 23.6 x 7.9 inch


Michaël Cailloux, Cyclope, Bijou mural / Wall jewelry, Sculpture

Michaël Cailloux

Cyclope, Bijou mural / Wall jewelry, 2015
4.7 x 4.7 x 0.2 inch


Anis Dargaa, Eléphantasme organique, Sculpture

Anis Dargaa

Eléphantasme organique, 2016
14.2 x 11.4 x 4.7 inch


Jose Antonio Martinez Velazquez, Nacimiento / Copper Mexican Folk Art Nativity, Sculpture

Jose Antonio Martinez Velazquez

Nacimiento / Copper Mexican Folk Art Nativity, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch


Yohan PLU, Lena, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Lena, 2021
21.7 x 15 x 5.9 inch


Miguel Guía, Amitié, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Amitié, 2005
12.6 x 3.9 x 9.4 inch


Thibaud Dière, Orchidée 6 fleurs, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Orchidée 6 fleurs, 2017
24 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch


Thibaud Dière, Petite orchidée, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Petite orchidée, 2020
7.9 x 6.7 x 5.5 inch


Thibaud Dière, Chemin de vie, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Chemin de vie, 2017
14.6 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch


Thibaud Dière, Le Jockey, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Le Jockey, 2016
6.3 x 11 x 2.4 inch


Philippe Buil, Bouteille vin Givry, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bouteille vin Givry, 2019
13.8 x 6.3 x 4.7 inch


Philippe Buil, Bouteille Poire, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bouteille Poire, 2019
18.9 x 6.3 x 3.1 inch


Caroline Brisset, Sax (CB49), Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

Sax (CB49), 2018
16.5 x 2.8 x 4.3 inch


Maxime Plancque, N°263, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

N°263, 2019
68.1 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch


Caroline Brisset, Octave (CB48), Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

Octave (CB48), 2018
13.4 x 5.9 x 2 inch


Caroline Brisset, Ballerine III (CB42), Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

Ballerine III (CB42), 2018
22 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch


Our recommendations Yaacov Agam, Revolving Kiddush Cup, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Revolving Kiddush Cup, 1993
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch


Roland Masson, Fusion, Sculpture

Roland Masson

Fusion, 2018
15.4 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch


Etienne, La Dégustation, Sculpture


La Dégustation, 2015
7.3 x 5.1 x 7.9 inch


Etienne, Je t'aime, Sculpture


Je t'aime, 2015
8.5 x 4.3 x 8.5 inch


Alquimiamc, Badboy Copper, Sculpture


Badboy Copper, 2018
25.6 x 20.5 x 15.7 inch


Véronique Clanet, Mon Bonheur, Sculpture

Véronique Clanet

Mon Bonheur, 2006
7.1 x 9.1 x 5.9 inch


Andrej Jakab, Bird nr. 101904, Sculpture

Andrej Jakab

Bird nr. 101904, 2020
10.7 x 7.1 x 3 inch


Andrej Jakab, Universe Nr. 102006, Sculpture

Andrej Jakab

Universe Nr. 102006, 2020
3.3 x 11.4 x 5 inch


Rainier Lericolais, Le plan de l'Aiguille, Sculpture

Rainier Lericolais

Le plan de l'Aiguille, 2018
47.2 x 20.5 x 7.9 inch


Carlos Garcia Noriega Bueno, Alma Dura IV, Sculpture

Carlos Garcia Noriega Bueno

Alma Dura IV, 2020
23.6 x 47.2 x 23.6 inch


Andreas Fogarasi, Roof Study 30, Sculpture

Andreas Fogarasi

Roof Study 30, 2018
9.8 x 14.4 x 1.4 inch


Fanjol, Descendances, Sculpture


Descendances, 2016
24.8 x 5.9 x 7.9 inch


Delphine Grandvaux, Averse, Sculpture

Delphine Grandvaux

Averse, 2019
86.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch


Adrienne Jalbert, Silk Sticks (AJ58), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

Silk Sticks (AJ58), 2019
5.7 x 5.7 x 5.7 inch


Adrienne Jalbert, Spicey (AJ56), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

Spicey (AJ56), 2018
5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch


Adrienne Jalbert, TuTu Cerise (AJ44), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

TuTu Cerise (AJ44), 2014
16.5 x 25.2 x 26.8 inch


Ana María Nava, Lineal Blue / Yellow, Sculpture

Ana María Nava

Lineal Blue / Yellow, 2016
8.3 x 15.7 x 3.1 inch


Stefan Ivanov, Object II from the series “Unpredictable Circumstances”, Sculpture

Stefan Ivanov

Object II from the series “Unpredictable Circumstances”, 2016
47.2 x 21.7 x 13.8 inch


Our recommendations Stefan Ivanov, Artifacts II, Sculpture

Stefan Ivanov

Artifacts II, 2018
20.1 x 13.8 x 11.8 inch


Caroline Brisset, Must, Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

Must, 2020
4.1 x 4.9 x 3.1 inch


Barbara Debard, L’œil de la sagesse, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

L’œil de la sagesse, 1995
17.3 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch


Barbara Debard, L’œuf primordial, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

L’œuf primordial, 1995
14.6 x 9.4 x 9.4 inch


Barbara Debard, L'oeuf Cosmique, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

L'oeuf Cosmique, 1995
22 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch


Barbara Debard, Il était une fois, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

Il était une fois, 1995
21.3 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch


Philip Hearsey, The Greeting, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

The Greeting, 2017
17.3 x 13.4 x 13.4 inch


Philip Hearsey, New Beginning, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

New Beginning, 2015
17.3 x 15.7 x 9.1 inch


Whatshisname, Popek Gold Chrome Porcelain Edition, Sculpture


Popek Gold Chrome Porcelain Edition, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 6.7 inch


Valerian Sioridzé, Berani, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Berani, 2020
12.6 x 13.4 x 9.8 inch


Valerian Sioridzé, Buste tigre, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Buste tigre, 2020
10.6 x 5.5 x 6.7 inch


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