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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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Boris Jean, L'animal de compagnie, Sculpture

Boris Jean

L'animal de compagnie, 2017
5.5 x 5.9 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,277

Gregorio Vardanega, Couleurs en diffusion, Sculpture

Gregorio Vardanega

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

$18,971

Tatiana Lebedev, Optical show Red _01, Sculpture

Tatiana Lebedev

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

$3,035

La Pointe, Love, Sculpture

La Pointe

Love, 2021
7.9 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$455 $506

Claude Cruz, Venus Boticelli, Sculpture

Claude Cruz

Venus Boticelli, 2020
9.1 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$443

Jo Di Bona, La Joconde, Sculpture

Jo Di Bona

La Joconde, 2019
8.3 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch
Sculpture

$354

Fred Meurice, Flacon I Love Blanche-Neige, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Flacon I Love Blanche-Neige, 2020
8.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$949

Gomor, Luxury Dive, Sculpture

Gomor

Luxury Dive, 2019
23.6 x 39.4 x 0.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,834

Piotre, One dollar old school, Sculpture

Piotre

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

$620

Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Unicorn, Sculpture

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Art Toy Unicorn, 2019
21.7 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$7,588

Pinkhas, Pez Gold Minnie, Sculpture

Pinkhas

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

$7,335

David Cumps, Mona Bruxella, Sculpture

David Cumps

Mona Bruxella, 2019
20.1 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,138

Fratz & Gio, Absolut 150 / Frozen Mouse, Sculpture

Fratz & Gio

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

10,000 - $ 15,000

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Multiple S, Sculpture

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Multiple S, 1993
16.5 x 16.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$37,942

Our recommendations Moons, Goldo Cash S, Sculpture

Moons

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

$2,466

Astro, #2, Sculpture

Astro

#2, 2019
20.9 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,100

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

$1,518

Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, Zint, Sculpture

Victor Vasarely

Zint, 1975
23.6 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$6,197

God Sylver, Woman on the rocks, Sculpture

God Sylver

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

$2,782

Liset Castillo, Spectrum: Order/Disorder, Sculpture

Liset Castillo

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

$33,389

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

$7,588

Kiko & Jayet, Ours Jayet Hermès, Sculpture

Kiko & Jayet

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

$7,335

Simon Raffy, Optical 3, Sculpture

Simon Raffy

Optical 3, 2014
3 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$443

Manuèle Bernardi, Valentime, Sculpture

Manuèle Bernardi

Valentime, 2021
13.8 x 15.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,932

Gonzalo Borondo, Sanguine, Sculpture

Gonzalo Borondo

Sanguine, 2020
11 x 10.6 x 22.8 inch
Sculpture

$10,877

Marco Maggi, Frozen Ream, Sculpture

Marco Maggi

Frozen Ream, 2011
8.5 x 11 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$21,200

Stéphane Szendy, Cyclope, Sculpture

Stéphane Szendy

Cyclope, 2017
29.5 x 23.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,059

Marin Marcos, Bardot, Sculpture

Marin Marcos

Bardot, 2014
22 x 6.7 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$3,162

Patrick Cornée, Doggy cool Chanel, Sculpture

Patrick Cornée

Doggy cool Chanel, 2020
12.6 x 12.6 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,403

Tsuyu Bridwell, Water/Mother - Algae Green, Sculpture

Tsuyu Bridwell

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

$1,391

Charles Fazzino, Times Square, Sculpture

Charles Fazzino

Times Square, 2016
13 x 13 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$3,541

Patricia Molinaro, Chat 3 - 1/1, Sculpture

Patricia Molinaro

Chat 3 - 1/1, 2017
7.9 x 7.1 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$405

Yarps, Steve Jobs, Sculpture

Yarps

Steve Jobs, 2017
4.7 x 7.1 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$506

Tal Nehoray, Blue Buddha Sculpture Duo (dark blue and baby blue Buddhas), Sculpture

Tal Nehoray

Blue Buddha Sculpture Duo (dark blue and baby blue Buddhas), 2018
3.9 x 2.8 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$152

Just Jaeckin, Bardot, Sculpture

Just Jaeckin

Bardot, 1980
35.4 x 23.6 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$8,221

Alberto Biasi, Piccole gocce, Sculpture

Alberto Biasi

Piccole gocce, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,518

Nathalie Zelman, Donald Painter, Sculpture

Nathalie Zelman

Donald Painter, 2021
7.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$632

Larry Rivers, Pop Singer, Sculpture

Larry Rivers

Pop Singer, 1979
17 x 14 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$5,000

Mario Pasqualotto, Asian Dream, Sculpture

Mario Pasqualotto

Asian Dream, 2007
19.7 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,668

Magda Von Hanau, A Renda, (The Lace), Electrical Lightbox Made of Multiple Exposure Photograph, Sculpture

Magda Von Hanau

A Renda, (The Lace), Electrical Lightbox Made of Multiple Exposure Photograph, 2017
8.5 x 12 x 10.5 inch
Sculpture

$3,000

Our recommendations Jean-Luc Maniouloux, Impact - Allumette, Sculpture

Jean-Luc Maniouloux

Impact - Allumette, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,782

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

Alejandro Valencia, Epitafios, Sculpture

Alejandro Valencia

Epitafios, 2017
10.25 x 9.5 x 1.4 inch
Sculpture

$800

Valérie Carmet, Girl'z Play Pez, Sculpture

Valérie Carmet

Girl'z Play Pez, 2016
35 x 13.4 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,059

Wai Ming Lung, Success - Rocky Balboa vs Apollo Creed, Sculpture

Wai Ming Lung

Success - Rocky Balboa vs Apollo Creed, 2020
7.9 x 15.7 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$2,529

Keith Haynes, Abbey Road, Sculpture

Keith Haynes

Abbey Road, 2020
20.5 x 20.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$957

François Bajeot, Orange Turtle, Sculpture

François Bajeot

Orange Turtle, 2015
14.2 x 4.3 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,129

Robert Osborne, Cars Sculpture, Sculpture

Robert Osborne

Cars Sculpture, 2010
14.2 x 10.6 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,177

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

$4,427

Tess, Symphonie, Sculpture

Tess

Symphonie, 2020
24.4 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$949

Nadia Hassanzadeh, Eye collection N°2, Sculpture

Nadia Hassanzadeh

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

$949

Marcos Marin, Pablo Picasso, Sculpture

Marcos Marin

Pablo Picasso, 2016
18.1 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,588

Stéphane Deselle, Série "Boites à rêves", Sculpture

Stéphane Deselle

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

$1,265

Laurent Lamarche, Chromo in Vitro, Sculpture

Laurent Lamarche

Chromo in Vitro, 2016
10 x 10 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,782

Charlotte Franchisey, Les parisiennes 1, Sculpture

Charlotte Franchisey

Les parisiennes 1, 2018
21.7 x 12.6 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,691

Jan Lo, Scott, Sculpture

Jan Lo

Scott, 2018
14.6 x 24.4 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,059

Laurence Jenk, Wrapping Bonbon Orange givré, Sculpture

Laurence Jenk

Wrapping Bonbon Orange givré, 2020
31.5 x 10.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$22,765

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

$4,806

Inés Silva, Microcosme, Sculpture

Inés Silva

Microcosme, 2013
7.5 x 7.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,529

Laurence Jenkell, Wrapping Bonbon Peint 'King of Spades', Sculpture

Laurence Jenkell

Wrapping Bonbon Peint 'King of Spades', 2010
31.5 x 10.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$25,295

Tatiana Lebedev, Optical show Blue_01, Sculpture

Tatiana Lebedev

Optical show Blue_01, 2021
9.8 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$3,035

Zed, Flexo Be Zen 3 Fluo, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo Be Zen 3 Fluo, 2020
13.8 x 5.9 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$152

Zed, Flexo Be Audacious 1 Rouge, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo Be Audacious 1 Rouge, 2020
19.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$152

Zed, Flexo be welcoming 2 orange, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo be welcoming 2 orange, 2021
16.9 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$152

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