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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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Fred Meurice, Hommage Keith Haring, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Hommage Keith Haring, 2021
8.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$909

Manuèle Bernardi, Golden hours, Sculpture

Manuèle Bernardi

Golden hours, 2021
13.8 x 15.7 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,241

François Bajeot, Fire opale, Sculpture

François Bajeot

Fire opale, 2021
18.5 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,282

Eric Salin, Gélule Chanel Addict Black, Sculpture

Eric Salin

Gélule Chanel Addict Black, 2021
11.8 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$3,043

Piotre, One dollar old school, Sculpture

Piotre

One dollar old school, 2020
5.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$594

Gomor, Luxury Dive, Sculpture

Gomor

Luxury Dive, 2019
23.6 x 39.4 x 0.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,546 $1,757

David Cumps, Mona Bruxella, Sculpture

David Cumps

Mona Bruxella, 2019
20.1 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,090

Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Mario, Sculpture

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Art Toy Mario, 2019
17.7 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$6,058

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Zint, Sculpture

Victor Vasarely

Zint, 1975
23.6 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,937

Raphaël Laventure, Born to be happy rouge glossy, Sculpture

Raphaël Laventure

Born to be happy rouge glossy, 2019
22.4 x 31.9 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$14,297

Thierry Trivès, BB toon <<It's time to go>>, Sculpture

Thierry Trivès

BB toon <<It's time to go>>, 2016
8.7 x 11.4 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,187

Jayet, Mini Bear Orange Fluo Mat Soft, Sculpture

Jayet

Mini Bear Orange Fluo Mat Soft, 2019
11 x 9.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,672

Our recommendations Julio Le Parc, Mobile Losange Rouge, Sculpture

Julio Le Parc

Mobile Losange Rouge, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$16,962

Astro, #2, Sculpture

Astro

#2, 2019
20.9 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,054

Our recommendations Moons, Goldo Cash S, Sculpture

Moons

Goldo Cash S, 2019
21.7 x 29.5 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,363

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Multiple S, Sculpture

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Multiple S, 1993
16.5 x 16.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$36,348

Brigitte Polémis, Blue suit - Hug me, Sculpture

Brigitte Polémis

Blue suit - Hug me, 2018
10.4 x 7.3 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,817

Pinkhas, Pez Gold Minnie, Sculpture

Pinkhas

Pez Gold Minnie, 2018
39 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,816

Fratz & Gio, Absolut 150 / Frozen Mouse, Sculpture

Fratz & Gio

Absolut 150 / Frozen Mouse, 2016
59.1 x 18.9 x 20.5 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

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

Simon Raffy, Optical 3, Sculpture

Simon Raffy

Optical 3, 2014
3 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$424

Boris Jean, New wave, Sculpture

Boris Jean

New wave, 2018
5.5 x 11.4 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,939

Kiko & Jayet, Ours Jayet Hermès, Sculpture

Kiko & Jayet

Ours Jayet Hermès, 2020
23.6 x 18.9 x 13 inch
Sculpture

$5,937

Gonzalo Borondo, Sanguine, Sculpture

Gonzalo Borondo

Sanguine, 2020
11 x 10.6 x 22.8 inch
Sculpture

$10,420

Stéphane Szendy, Cyclope, Sculpture

Stéphane Szendy

Cyclope, 2017
29.5 x 23.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

Sold

Yves Hayat, Je t'aime rouge séquestré, Sculpture

Yves Hayat

Je t'aime rouge séquestré, 2018
39.4 x 9.8 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$7,270

Our recommendations Geneviève Claisse, Sculpture Linéaire, Sculpture

Geneviève Claisse

Sculpture Linéaire, 1982
25.6 x 6.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,271

Tsuyu Bridwell, Water/Mother - Algae Green, Sculpture

Tsuyu Bridwell

Water/Mother - Algae Green, 2018
19.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,333

La Pointe, Love, Sculpture

La Pointe

Love, 2021
7.9 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$485

Liset Castillo, Spectrum: Order/Disorder, Sculpture

Liset Castillo

Spectrum: Order/Disorder, 2016
59.1 x 74.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$31,986

Gregorio Vardanega, Couleurs en diffusion, Sculpture

Gregorio Vardanega

Couleurs en diffusion, 1969
13.8 x 13 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$18,174

Vincent Gachaga, Klose in motel, Sculpture

Vincent Gachaga

Klose in motel, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$788

Tal Nehoray, Dotted Buddha sculpture, Sculpture

Tal Nehoray

Dotted Buddha sculpture, 2020
6.7 x 4.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$424

Carole Benichou, Carlin Pop Rose, Sculpture

Carole Benichou

Carlin Pop Rose, 2019
8.7 x 4.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$969

Mary Jo McGonagle, Joy - neon light art, Sculpture

Mary Jo McGonagle

Joy - neon light art, 2017
25.2 x 18.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,302

Patricia Molinaro, Le dandy 2 1-1, Sculpture

Patricia Molinaro

Le dandy 2 1-1, 2017
16.5 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$521

Anne Juliette Deschamps, Bauspiel 15, Sculpture

Anne Juliette Deschamps

Bauspiel 15, 2020
2.2 x 7.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$606

Claude Cruz, Venus Boticelli, Sculpture

Claude Cruz

Venus Boticelli, 2020
9.1 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$424

Larry Rivers, Pop Singer, Sculpture

Larry Rivers

Pop Singer, 1979
17 x 14 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$5,000

Yarps, Steve Jobs, Sculpture

Yarps

Steve Jobs, 2017
4.7 x 7.1 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$485

Robert Osborne, Cars Sculpture, Sculpture

Robert Osborne

Cars Sculpture, 2010
14.2 x 10.6 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,134

Alberto Biasi, Piccole gocce, Sculpture

Alberto Biasi

Piccole gocce, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,454

Brain Roy, Dollars x Warhol, Sculpture

Brain Roy

Dollars x Warhol, 2021
16.5 x 10.2 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$969

Nadia Hassanzadeh, Eye collection N°2, Sculpture

Nadia Hassanzadeh

Eye collection N°2, 2019
9.1 x 4.3 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$909

Jose Margulis, Displaced Illusion 30PR - Geometric Abstract  kinetic wall sculpture, Sculpture

Jose Margulis

Displaced Illusion 30PR - Geometric Abstract kinetic wall sculpture, 2019
30 x 30 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$8,481

Annick B. Cuadrado, Coffrage Haribo Banan's, Sculpture

Annick B. Cuadrado

Coffrage Haribo Banan's, 2020
8.5 x 7.1 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,817

Tatiana Lebedev, Optical show Red _01, Sculpture

Tatiana Lebedev

Optical show Red _01, 2021
9.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$2,908

Alejandro Valencia, Epitafios, Sculpture

Alejandro Valencia

Epitafios, 2017
10.25 x 9.5 x 1.4 inch
Sculpture

$800

God Sylver, Woman on the rocks, Sculpture

God Sylver

Woman on the rocks, 2018
13.8 x 19.7 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,666

Just Jaeckin, Bardot, Sculpture

Just Jaeckin

Bardot, 1980
35.4 x 23.6 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$7,875

Tess, Symphonie, Sculpture

Tess

Symphonie, 2020
24.4 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$909

Marcos Marin, Pablo Picasso, Sculpture

Marcos Marin

Pablo Picasso, 2016
18.1 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,270

Marin Marcos, Bardot, Sculpture

Marin Marcos

Bardot, 2014
22 x 6.7 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$3,029

Keith Haynes, Help!, Sculpture

Keith Haynes

Help!, 2020
20.5 x 20.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$921

Silvano Rubino, Flavo Insulae, Monocromo con intrusione, Sculpture

Silvano Rubino

Flavo Insulae, Monocromo con intrusione, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,241

Guillaume Lachapelle, Metro, Sculpture

Guillaume Lachapelle

Metro, 2013
6.3 x 6.3 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$4,900

Jan Lo, Prière, Sculpture

Jan Lo

Prière, 2018
11.8 x 15.4 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,090

Steeve Bauras, My Dears - Colours Insight, Sculpture

Steeve Bauras

My Dears - Colours Insight, 2020
43.3 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Stéphane Deselle, Série "Boites à rêves", Sculpture

Stéphane Deselle

Série "Boites à rêves", 2016
9.1 x 3.9 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,212

Inés Silva, Microcosme, Sculpture

Inés Silva

Microcosme, 2013
7.5 x 7.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,423

Jean-Luc Maniouloux, Le vol du bourdon, Sculpture

Jean-Luc Maniouloux

Le vol du bourdon, 2020
15.7 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,392

Regine Schumann, Colormirror rainbow satin orange Milan, Sculpture

Regine Schumann

Colormirror rainbow satin orange Milan, 2021
9.4 x 9.4 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,604

Colin Roberts, Pillow, Sculpture

Colin Roberts

Pillow, 2021
20.9 x 20.1 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$6,058

Elysa D. Batista, Self Enablers, Sculpture

Elysa D. Batista

Self Enablers, 2017
60 x 38.5 x 2.5 inch
Sculpture

$5,500

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