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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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Béatrice Fernando, Tête de taureau, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de taureau, 2021
12.6 x 6.7 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Georges Saulterre, N°1078, Sculpture

Georges Saulterre

N°1078, 2008
7.1 x 2.8 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$3,723

Lauren Kaplan, ZigZag Towers, Sculpture

Lauren Kaplan

ZigZag Towers, 2019
22.4 x 7 x 7 inch
Sculpture

$4,964

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.1.5, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.1.5, 2019
40.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Jacky Coville, L'ange, Sculpture

Jacky Coville

L'ange, 2014
24.8 x 9.4 x 11.6 inch
Sculpture

$11,170

Pascal Borghi, Ange blessé 3, Sculpture

Pascal Borghi

Ange blessé 3, 2020
18.5 x 12.2 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,972

Sandra Courlivant, Cavalier du Naadam, Sculpture

Sandra Courlivant

Cavalier du Naadam, 2020
11.4 x 16.5 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,110

Robert Deblander, Sculpture, Sculpture

Robert Deblander

Sculpture, 2005
25.2 x 5.5 x 6.5 inch
Sculpture

$22,340

Andoche Praudel, La porte du ciel, Sculpture

Andoche Praudel

La porte du ciel, 2017
9.3 x 9.3 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,234

Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Nube caras, Sculpture

Carlos Runcie Tanaka

Nube caras, 2013
27.2 x 22.4 x 27.2 inch
Sculpture

$37,233

Sylvie Groud, Ombres et lumières, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

Ombres et lumières, 2007
3.9 x 13.4 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$496

Frob, Skullman, Sculpture

Frob

Skullman, 2019
5.5 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$434

D*Face Dean Stockton, Dog Save The Queen by D*Face X Sync, Sculpture

D*Face Dean Stockton

Dog Save The Queen by D*Face X Sync, 2020
15.7 x 8.5 x 8.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,179

michel mathieu, Pétrus, Sculpture

michel mathieu

Pétrus, 2020
17.7 x 9.1 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$397

Stéphanie Laperrière (Slap), Loutre - Série Animaux Raku, Sculpture

Stéphanie Laperrière (Slap)

Loutre - Série Animaux Raku, 2020
16.1 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,179

Maude Le Duc, Alice, Sculpture

Maude Le Duc

Alice, 2021
12.6 x 10.6 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$993

Barbara Daeffler, Mamouth, Sculpture

Barbara Daeffler

Mamouth, 2020
11.8 x 18.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Sandrine piani, Mambo, Sculpture

Sandrine piani

Mambo, 2020
10.2 x 10.6 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,048

Marie-Claude Bosc, Le lac des Cygnes (Pas de deux) - Hommage à Rudolph Noureev, Sculpture

Marie-Claude Bosc

Le lac des Cygnes (Pas de deux) - Hommage à Rudolph Noureev, 2019
10.2 x 10.2 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$590

FERNANDO, Grigri, Sculpture

FERNANDO

Grigri, 2020
13.4 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$807

William Byl, Médaillon blanc, Sculpture

William Byl

Médaillon blanc, 2019
4.7 x 4.7 x 0.6 inch
Sculpture

$199

Isabel Izquierdo, Jarro Pato N°1, Sculpture

Isabel Izquierdo

Jarro Pato N°1, 2017
23.6 x 15 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$4,964

Ilanit Vigodsky, Forgive me - abstract sculpture, Sculpture

Ilanit Vigodsky

Forgive me - abstract sculpture, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$3,972

Laurence Morisse, La rencontre, Sculpture

Laurence Morisse

La rencontre, 2020
21.7 x 21.7 x 22.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,585

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de cheval, 2021
13.4 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$720

Sandra Zeenni, Yina, Sculpture

Sandra Zeenni

Yina, 2017
11.8 x 12.6 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$5,957

Sandra Zeenni, Zon 2, Sculpture

Sandra Zeenni

Zon 2, 2017
17.3 x 8.3 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,957

Sandra Zeenni, Cer, Sculpture

Sandra Zeenni

Cer, 2019
25.2 x 7.5 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$7,447

Sandra Zeenni, Qin, Sculpture

Sandra Zeenni

Qin, 2018
13.8 x 11 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$5,585

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de Cheval, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de Cheval, 2021
16.1 x 5.9 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$804

Béatrice Fernando, Sans titre, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Sans titre, 2020
60.2 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,738

Our recommendations Béatrice Fernando, Cheval jaune, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Cheval jaune, 2020
15.7 x 9.4 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$807

Béatrice Fernando, Torolito, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Torolito, 2021
9.4 x 10.2 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$844

Béatrice Fernando, Buste, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Buste, 2020
11 x 8.7 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$807

Daniel Arsham, Eroded attaché, Sculpture

Daniel Arsham

Eroded attaché, 2019
8.7 x 11.4 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$7,447

Pablo Picasso, Vase avec Decoration Pastel (Ramie 190), Sculpture

Pablo Picasso

Vase avec Decoration Pastel (Ramie 190), 1953
12.6 x 8.7 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$34,000

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt, Hirondelle 1, Sculpture

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt

Hirondelle 1, 2020
13 x 3.9 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$869

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.1.4, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.1.4, 2019
29.1 x 7.9 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Jacky Coville, Très petit ange blanc, Sculpture

Jacky Coville

Très petit ange blanc, 2015
14.6 x 5.9 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,344

Jacky Coville, Petite pièce pour chasser le mauvais oeil, Sculpture

Jacky Coville

Petite pièce pour chasser le mauvais oeil, 2010
3.1 x 3.1 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$559

Our recommendations Jacky Coville, Petite pièce pour chasser le mauvais oeil, Sculpture

Jacky Coville

Petite pièce pour chasser le mauvais oeil, 2010
3.1 x 3.1 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$559

Jacky Coville, Petit tétard, Sculpture

Jacky Coville

Petit tétard, 2015
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$6,206

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt, Hirondelle 2, Sculpture

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt

Hirondelle 2, 2020
11 x 4.3 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$869

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt, Debout, Sculpture

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt

Debout, 2020
27.6 x 6.7 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,862

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt, Réflexion, Sculpture

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt

Réflexion, 2020
16.5 x 8.7 x 14.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,862

Our recommendations Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt, Buste, Sculpture

Elisabeth Dupin-Sjöstedt

Buste, 2020
15.7 x 7.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,986

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.9.0, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.9.0, 2019
43.3 x 13 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,482

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.8.9, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.8.9, 2019
15 x 11 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.8.8, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.8.8, 2019
27.6 x 7.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.8.7, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.8.7, 2019
29.1 x 7.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.8.6, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.8.6, 2019
28.3 x 7.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.8.5, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.8.5, 2019
32.3 x 9.1 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Anne Guerrin, Les sages 7.1.6, Sculpture

Anne Guerrin

Les sages 7.1.6, 2019
14.2 x 9.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Sandra Courlivant, Cheminement, Sculpture

Sandra Courlivant

Cheminement, 2020
27.6 x 15 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,489

Claude Champy, Petit mural, Sculpture

Claude Champy

Petit mural, 2018
11 x 18.5 x 2.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,862

Robert Deblander, Vase sculpture, Sculpture

Robert Deblander

Vase sculpture, 1968
5.9 x 7.3 x 1.8 inch
Sculpture

$3,723

Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Nube manos, Sculpture

Carlos Runcie Tanaka

Nube manos, 2015
30.7 x 23.6 x 21.7 inch
Sculpture

$37,233

Sylvie Groud, Arches mutantes, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

Arches mutantes, 2013
12.6 x 9.4 x 10.6 inch
Sculpture

$980

Sylvie Groud, Arche Idéale, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

Arche Idéale, 2015
11.4 x 15.4 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$993

Sylvie Groud, Arche à intérioriser, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

Arche à intérioriser, 2010
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$869

Sylvie Groud, En avancée, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

En avancée, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 x 17.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,117

Sophie Hustin, Attitudes, Sculpture

Sophie Hustin

Attitudes, 2020
1.2 x 5.1 x 0.9 inch
Sculpture

$186

Sylvie Groud, Arches à voyager, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

Arches à voyager, 2014
4.3 x 13.4 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$993

Sylvie Groud, Arche à croiser, Sculpture

Sylvie Groud

Arche à croiser, 2010
9.8 x 8.3 x 12.6 inch
Sculpture

$869

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