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Mosaic 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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Our recommendations Sanne Terweij, Forest N°1 - Colour Capsule - "In the shade of the trees", Sculpture

Sanne Terweij

Forest N°1 - Colour Capsule - "In the shade of the trees", 2021
8.1 x 8.1 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$484

Marie Baslé, Eunecte, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Eunecte, 2010
28.3 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$3,351

In the Woup, Mario X Saitama, Sculpture

In the Woup

Mario X Saitama, 2021
25.2 x 18.7 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$2,606

Dany, Idée, Sculpture

Dany

Idée, 2019
15.7 x 47.2 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,319

Arden Scott, Red boat, Sculpture

Arden Scott

Red boat, 1993
8.7 x 13.4 x 52.4 inch
Sculpture

$6,081

Eugenio Merino, National Security, Sculpture

Eugenio Merino

National Security, 2020
54.7 x 31.9 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$8,191

Jacques D'Auteuil, Brainiac, Sculpture

Jacques D'Auteuil

Brainiac, 2018
24.8 x 15 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$2,482

S2Bart, Hermès s'envole, Sculpture

S2Bart

Hermès s'envole, 2019
51.2 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,468

S2Bart, Chanel s'envole, Sculpture

S2Bart

Chanel s'envole, 2019
51.2 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,468

Zenoy, Pavé parisien violet, Sculpture

Zenoy

Pavé parisien violet, 2019
3.7 x 4.3 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$621

Wilds, Horizon, Sculpture

Wilds

Horizon, 2015
49.2 x 70.9 inch
Sculpture

$18,555

Spaco, 33T love vinyl, Sculpture

Spaco

33T love vinyl, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$223

Our recommendations Andreas Fogarasi, Study 27, Sculpture

Andreas Fogarasi

Study 27, 2018
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,964

Marie Baslé, Tahoma, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Tahoma, 2019
22.4 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,613

Marie Baslé, Cyclope, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Cyclope, 2016
13 x 4.7 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$372

Marie Baslé, Tao, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Tao, 2016
12.6 x 5.1 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$372

Ghost Art, Wheel Of Fortune, Sculpture

Ghost Art

Wheel Of Fortune, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,840

In the Woup, Mario X Totoro, Sculpture

In the Woup

Mario X Totoro, 2020
29.9 x 18.5 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$2,606

In the Woup, Mario X Gizmo, Sculpture

In the Woup

Mario X Gizmo, 2020
28 x 20.5 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$2,606

Marie Baslé, Songe, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Songe, 2016
18.7 x 4.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$745

Marie Baslé, Ubu, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Ubu, 2016
14.8 x 6.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$745

Marie Baslé, Samoura, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Samoura, 2019
13.2 x 7.9 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$745

Marie Baslé, L'unique, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

L'unique, 2019
23.8 x 14.6 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,855

Marie Baslé, Félix, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Félix, 2016
20.9 x 5.1 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,365

Marie Baslé, Opaque, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Opaque, 2012
47.2 x 31.5 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$5,461

Marie Baslé, Totem, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Totem, 2012
48.4 x 16.1 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,096

Marie Baslé, Uriel, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Uriel, 2017
35.4 x 23.6 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,096

Marie Baslé, Friche, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Friche, 2011
18.5 x 16.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,482

Marie Baslé, Aura, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Aura, 2010
18.5 x 16.1 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,482

Mister Luca T, The Laughing Cow Dollar, Sculpture

Mister Luca T

The Laughing Cow Dollar, 2018
31.9 x 19.5 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,924

Our recommendations Jean Amiel, Toro mosaique, Sculpture

Jean Amiel

Toro mosaique, 2015
27.6 x 29.5 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$5,585

Jean Amiel, Cheval mosaique, Sculpture

Jean Amiel

Cheval mosaique, 2015
35.4 x 37.4 inch
Sculpture

$10,549

Jean Amiel, L'oie, Sculpture

Jean Amiel

L'oie, 2016
33.5 x 25.6 x 23.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,902

Jean Amiel, Cheval mosaïque bleu, Sculpture

Jean Amiel

Cheval mosaïque bleu, 2016
39.4 x 27.6 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$10,549

Jean Amiel, Tête de cheval mosaïque sur métal, Sculpture

Jean Amiel

Tête de cheval mosaïque sur métal, 2016
35.4 x 37.4 x 35.4 inch
Sculpture

$11,046

Alex Hodge, Protective Linings, Sculpture

Alex Hodge

Protective Linings, 2019
14 x 9.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$500

Agnès K., Textures, Sculpture

Agnès K.

Textures, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch
Sculpture

$559

Agnès K., Cubes, Sculpture

Agnès K.

Cubes, 2018
13.8 x 13.8 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,489

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson, Abeka, Sculpture

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson

Abeka, 2019
80 x 31.49 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$3,800

Jeremy Vatutin, Pas très trèssage, Sculpture

Jeremy Vatutin

Pas très trèssage, 2018
63.8 x 54.3 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$5,585

Jeremy Vatutin, Dernière Station, Sculpture

Jeremy Vatutin

Dernière Station, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,613

Jeremy Vatutin, Obsession Fanatique, Sculpture

Jeremy Vatutin

Obsession Fanatique, 2016
47.2 x 63 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$5,337

René-François Grégogna, Havaniteux, Sculpture

René-François Grégogna

Havaniteux, 2000
44.1 x 38.6 inch
Sculpture

$9,929

Valero Kim, Patchworks, Sculpture

Valero Kim

Patchworks, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.8 inch
Sculpture

$3,723

Jonas Anicas, Beginnings and transitions, Sculpture

Jonas Anicas

Beginnings and transitions, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 x 39.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,234

Jonas Anicas, Untitled, Sculpture

Jonas Anicas

Untitled, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$2,482

Rimantas Milkintas, Vibrant beam, Sculpture

Rimantas Milkintas

Vibrant beam, 2017
98.4 x 9.4 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$9,929

Benjamin Sabatier, Sans titre, Sculpture

Benjamin Sabatier

Sans titre, 2017
18.1 x 18.1 x 4.1 inch
Sculpture

$3,723

Invader, 3D Invasion Kit #14, Sculpture

Invader

3D Invasion Kit #14, 2008
7.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Marie Baslé, Mademoiselle, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Mademoiselle, 2016
16.7 x 8.3 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Marie Baslé, Impacte, Sculpture

Marie Baslé

Impacte, 2010
28.3 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Samuel, Basquiat, Sculpture

Samuel

Basquiat, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Marianne Cresson, Bergère, Sculpture

Marianne Cresson

Bergère, 2008
42.1 x 12.6 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,986

Karl Lagasse, Building Psalm, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

Building Psalm, 2020
51 x 12.4 x 12.4 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Art'Mony, Pop Panthère, Sculpture

Art'Mony

Pop Panthère, 2020
4.7 x 20.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Jean Amiel, Poule faisane mosaïque, Sculpture

Jean Amiel

Poule faisane mosaïque, 2016
13.4 x 17.7 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Brikx, Sophie, Sculpture

Brikx

Sophie, 2015
31.7 x 31.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Brikx, Neymar, Sculpture

Brikx

Neymar, 2018
31.7 x 31.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Karpop, Love, Sculpture

Karpop

Love, 2018
12.2 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

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