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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
Sculpture

$785

Thibaud Dière, Le Golfeur, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Le Golfeur, 2016
11.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,261

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
Sculpture

$7,913

Sébastien Ruiz, Femme volcan, Sculpture

Sébastien Ruiz

Femme volcan, 2016
11.4 x 5.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,633

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
Sculpture

$6,657

Hosup Hwang, Tête de Bouddha, Sculpture

Hosup Hwang

Tête de Bouddha, 2010
33.5 x 25.6 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,507

Reinhoud d'Haese, Éminense grise, Morville, Sculpture

Reinhoud d'Haese

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

$31,402

Our recommendations Camille Leherpeur, Priest Mask, Sculpture

Camille Leherpeur

Priest Mask, 2014
12.2 x 5.5 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,778

Pinto, Acuario, Sculpture

Pinto

Acuario, 2019
9.8 x 17.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,130

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
Sculpture

$1,633

Johanna Invrea, Mask, Sculpture

Johanna Invrea

Mask, 2019
17.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,130

Mohammad Ardakani, Aleph N°904, Sculpture

Mohammad Ardakani

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

$3,140

Mog'y, N°5, Sculpture

Mog'y

N°5, 2017
26.8 x 11.4 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$641

Nicolas Desbons, Solo, Sculpture

Nicolas Desbons

Solo, 2020
38.6 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,019

Christine Caupin-Fos, Liberté, Sculpture

Christine Caupin-Fos

Liberté, 2020
11 x 6.7 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$377

Peter Mammes, Hope, Sculpture

Peter Mammes

Hope, 2020
17.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,231

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
Sculpture

$4,500

Harry Bertoia, Untitled, Sculpture

Harry Bertoia

Untitled, 1977
14.125 x 6.5 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$57,780

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

Ken Rausch

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

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
Sculpture

$3,015

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
Sculpture

$1,507

Anis Dargaa, Eléphantasme organique, Sculpture

Anis Dargaa

Eléphantasme organique, 2016
14.2 x 11.4 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$22,609

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
Sculpture

$2,500

Yohan PLU, Lena, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Lena, 2021
21.7 x 15 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$879

Miguel Guía, Amitié, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Amitié, 2005
12.6 x 3.9 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$992

Thibaud Dière, Orchidée 6 fleurs, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Orchidée 6 fleurs, 2017
24 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,271

Thibaud Dière, Petite orchidée, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Petite orchidée, 2020
7.9 x 6.7 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,005

Thibaud Dière, Chemin de vie, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Chemin de vie, 2017
14.6 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,763

Thibaud Dière, Le Jockey, Sculpture

Thibaud Dière

Le Jockey, 2016
6.3 x 11 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,256

Philippe Buil, Bouteille vin Givry, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bouteille vin Givry, 2019
13.8 x 6.3 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$942

Philippe Buil, Bouteille Poire, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bouteille Poire, 2019
18.9 x 6.3 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$942

Caroline Brisset, Sax (CB49), Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

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

$1,256

Maxime Plancque, N°263, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

N°263, 2019
68.1 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,517

Caroline Brisset, Octave (CB48), Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

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

$1,256

Caroline Brisset, Ballerine III (CB42), Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

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

$879

Our recommendations Yaacov Agam, Revolving Kiddush Cup, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Revolving Kiddush Cup, 1993
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,884

Roland Masson, Fusion, Sculpture

Roland Masson

Fusion, 2018
15.4 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,763

Etienne, La Dégustation, Sculpture

Etienne

La Dégustation, 2015
7.3 x 5.1 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$12,938

Etienne, Je t'aime, Sculpture

Etienne

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

$6,532

Alquimiamc, Badboy Copper, Sculpture

Alquimiamc

Badboy Copper, 2018
25.6 x 20.5 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$12,000

Véronique Clanet, Mon Bonheur, Sculpture

Véronique Clanet

Mon Bonheur, 2006
7.1 x 9.1 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,768

Andrej Jakab, Bird nr. 101904, Sculpture

Andrej Jakab

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

$5,338

Andrej Jakab, Universe Nr. 102006, Sculpture

Andrej Jakab

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

$5,778

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
Sculpture

$7,788

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
Sculpture

$16,957

Andreas Fogarasi, Roof Study 30, Sculpture

Andreas Fogarasi

Roof Study 30, 2018
9.8 x 14.4 x 1.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,024

Fanjol, Descendances, Sculpture

Fanjol

Descendances, 2016
24.8 x 5.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$12,310

Delphine Grandvaux, Averse, Sculpture

Delphine Grandvaux

Averse, 2019
86.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$8,290

Adrienne Jalbert, Silk Sticks (AJ58), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

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

$1,256

Adrienne Jalbert, Spicey (AJ56), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

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

$1,130

Adrienne Jalbert, TuTu Cerise (AJ44), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

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

$23,866

Ana María Nava, Lineal Blue / Yellow, Sculpture

Ana María Nava

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

$7,222

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
Sculpture

$5,778

Our recommendations Stefan Ivanov, Artifacts II, Sculpture

Stefan Ivanov

Artifacts II, 2018
20.1 x 13.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,773

Caroline Brisset, Must, Sculpture

Caroline Brisset

Must, 2020
4.1 x 4.9 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,193

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
Sculpture

$3,768

Barbara Debard, L’œuf primordial, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

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

$2,763

Barbara Debard, L'oeuf Cosmique, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

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

$2,763

Barbara Debard, Il était une fois, Sculpture

Barbara Debard

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

$2,512

Philip Hearsey, The Greeting, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

The Greeting, 2017
17.3 x 13.4 x 13.4 inch
Sculpture

$8,327

Philip Hearsey, New Beginning, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

New Beginning, 2015
17.3 x 15.7 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,638

Whatshisname, Popek Gold Chrome Porcelain Edition, Sculpture

Whatshisname

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

$3,391

Valerian Sioridzé, Berani, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Berani, 2020
12.6 x 13.4 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,319

Valerian Sioridzé, Buste tigre, Sculpture

Valerian Sioridzé

Buste tigre, 2020
10.6 x 5.5 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$603

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