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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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Dirk De Keyzer, Hariette, Sculpture

Dirk De Keyzer

Hariette, 2016
33.1 x 7.9 x 11.8 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Poonam Choudhary, Bold is beautiful collection 03, Sculpture

Poonam Choudhary

Bold is beautiful collection 03, 2021
7 x 13 x 1 inch


TMM, Joe Bar Bike, Sculpture


Joe Bar Bike, 2021
36.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Koo Seunghwui, People #Blue Haze III, Sculpture

Koo Seunghwui

People #Blue Haze III, 2021
18.1 x 18.1 x 3.9 inch


Donna Rosenthal, My Fair Ladies Series - Child at Heart, Sculpture

Donna Rosenthal

My Fair Ladies Series - Child at Heart, 2016
63 x 15 x 13 inch


Andora, Fusée, Sculpture


Fusée, 1995
35.8 x 4.7 x 2 inch


Edu Danesi, Capot Porsche 911 - Gulf numéro 5, Sculpture

Edu Danesi

Capot Porsche 911 - Gulf numéro 5, 2020
51.2 x 47.2 x 3.1 inch


Our recommendations Luke Newton, Crayons Not Colts (light blue), Sculpture

Luke Newton

Crayons Not Colts (light blue), 2016
10 x 14 inch


Alexandre de Poplavsky, Art Toy Unicorn, Sculpture

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Art Toy Unicorn, 2019
21.7 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch


Rakel Wajnberg, Malab'art gout steve McQueen vintage, Sculpture

Rakel Wajnberg

Malab'art gout steve McQueen vintage, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 5.5 inch


Aiiroh, Spartan, Sculpture


Spartan, 2020
14.6 x 7.5 x 13 inch


Christian Nesler, Nuageux en fin de journée, Sculpture

Christian Nesler

Nuageux en fin de journée, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Christophe Jehan, Un petit coin de ciel bleu, Sculpture

Christophe Jehan

Un petit coin de ciel bleu, 2016
13.4 x 7.5 x 4.3 inch


Astro, #2, Sculpture


#2, 2019
20.9 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch


Onemizer, Bart I Love Skate 2, Sculpture


Bart I Love Skate 2, 2020
32.1 x 8.1 x 1.8 inch


Erika Calesini, Peace, Sculpture

Erika Calesini

Peace, 2020
17.7 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch

$3,278 $3,643

Evert den Hartog, Ijsbeer No. 3, Sculpture

Evert den Hartog

Ijsbeer No. 3, 2015
15 x 22.4 x 7.1 inch


Our recommendations Andrej Jakab, Male Nr. 121701, Sculpture

Andrej Jakab

Male Nr. 121701, 2016
19.1 x 10.8 x 3.5 inch


Christian Della Giustina, Bleu Azur, Sculpture

Christian Della Giustina

Bleu Azur, 2019
15.7 x 12.6 x 5.1 inch


Anastasia Kurakina, Teardrops, Sculpture

Anastasia Kurakina

Teardrops, 2019
9.6 x 9.6 x 1.2 inch


Marie Ackers, Chat bleu, Sculpture

Marie Ackers

Chat bleu, 2020
5.9 x 8.7 x 9.8 inch


Babette Degraeve, Mollige pup (Chubby puppy), Sculpture

Babette Degraeve

Mollige pup (Chubby puppy), 2019
15.7 x 8.7 x 17.3 inch


Adrienne Jalbert, Gisèle s’envole (AJ27), Sculpture

Adrienne Jalbert

Gisèle s’envole (AJ27), 2014
47.2 x 59.1 x 59.1 inch


Boris Jean, New wave, Sculpture

Boris Jean

New wave, 2018
5.5 x 11.4 x 5.9 inch


Benjamin Affagard aka Come, Street Vitrine 'Maison de la Presse', Sculpture

Benjamin Affagard aka Come

Street Vitrine 'Maison de la Presse', 2019
15 x 14.6 x 2.8 inch


Stéphanie Pothier, Sentinelle lune (SP02), Sculpture

Stéphanie Pothier

Sentinelle lune (SP02), 2018
54.7 x 6.3 x 2.8 inch


Frédéric Beaufils, Spirale bleue, Sculpture

Frédéric Beaufils

Spirale bleue, 2008
36.6 x 15.4 x 15.7 inch


Dan Lam, Drips London, Sculpture

Dan Lam

Drips London, 2019
17.7 x 28 x 11.8 inch


Olivier Messas, Mistral... (Les filles du vent), Sculpture

Olivier Messas

Mistral... (Les filles du vent), 2017
14.6 x 8.3 x 3.5 inch


Séverine Bugna, Folie Douce, Sculpture

Séverine Bugna

Folie Douce, 2020
6.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch


Juan Ripolles, Saxophonist, Sculpture

Juan Ripolles

Saxophonist, 2017
11.8 x 7.9 x 13.8 inch


Alejandro Moretti, Venetian Love, Sculpture

Alejandro Moretti

Venetian Love, 2020
11.4 x 14.6 x 11.4 inch


Christopher Henry, S of Sin, Sculpture

Christopher Henry

S of Sin, 2020
12.6 x 11 x 1.8 inch

$904 $1,005

Mary Jo McGonagle, Love you more, Sculpture

Mary Jo McGonagle

Love you more, 2018
16 x 32 x 3 inch


Socrate, Fluo Playmobil Louis Vuitton, Sculpture


Fluo Playmobil Louis Vuitton, 2021
24.4 x 12.2 x 8.7 inch


Jeff Koons, Puppy, Sculpture

Jeff Koons

Puppy, 1990
11 x 15 x 1 inch


Bebar, Plaat light blue, Sculpture


Plaat light blue, 2019
20.5 x 13.4 x 27.6 inch


Franck Célaire, Dog'Art, Sculpture

Franck Célaire

Dog'Art, 2019
16.5 x 15.7 x 37 inch


Vittoretti, L'Essence-Ciel, Sculpture


L'Essence-Ciel, 2017
26 x 22 x 7.1 inch


Camille Jacobs, Mère et enfant aux ballons, Sculpture

Camille Jacobs

Mère et enfant aux ballons, 2020
21.7 x 17.7 x 2 inch


Maja Bajevic, Arts, Crafts and Facts (Financial Profits, Corporate Profits, S&P, Employment), Sculpture

Maja Bajevic

Arts, Crafts and Facts (Financial Profits, Corporate Profits, S&P, Employment), 2017
35.4 x 47.2 inch


Natalie Laudon, Cœur Super Héros, Sculpture

Natalie Laudon

Cœur Super Héros, 2018
29.5 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch


Alexandre Bavard, Rasta, Sculpture

Alexandre Bavard

Rasta, 2020
22.4 x 11.8 x 10.6 inch


Teko van Kuyk, Blue Cassette, Sculpture

Teko van Kuyk

Blue Cassette, 2016
5.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inch


Mohammad Ardakani, Aleph N°904, Sculpture

Mohammad Ardakani

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


Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum, Holly Montain, Sculpture

Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum

Holly Montain, 2020
39.9 x 39.9 x 1 inch


Luis W. Guajardo, Fractals - Blue, Sculpture

Luis W. Guajardo

Fractals - Blue, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 2.4 inch


Our recommendations Song Wei, Hamburger, Sculpture

Song Wei

Hamburger, 2017
9.1 x 9.1 x 9.1 inch


Michelangelo Bastiani, Rapsodi a Color, Sculpture

Michelangelo Bastiani

Rapsodi a Color, 2019
78.7 x 78.7 x 3.9 inch


Dananjaya Edirisinghe, The Sacred Heart, Sculpture

Dananjaya Edirisinghe

The Sacred Heart, 2019
28.3 x 19.3 x 13 inch


Anne Millot, Clin d'œil 3, Sculpture

Anne Millot

Clin d'œil 3, 2015
7.1 x 5.9 x 2 inch


Nathalie Dumontier, Petite Poésie, Sculpture

Nathalie Dumontier

Petite Poésie, 2020
9.8 x 5.9 x 1.2 inch


Michael Levchenko, Looking on the sky, Sculpture

Michael Levchenko

Looking on the sky, 2020
18.5 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch


KX2, Rising Tides, Sculpture


Rising Tides, 2021
48 x 48 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Inthewoup, Cubix 2, Sculpture


Cubix 2, 2020
7.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch


Renee Tay, Mouse Naughty Teapot, Sculpture

Renee Tay

Mouse Naughty Teapot, 2020
10 x 9 x 8.5 inch


Joshua Smith, Black Shadow Trading Company, Sculpture

Joshua Smith

Black Shadow Trading Company, 2015
14 x 12 x 12 inch


Mata7ik, Artdekko Blew Drang Board, Sculpture


Artdekko Blew Drang Board, 2016
37 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch


Our recommendations Serge Benoit, Sans titre, Sculpture

Serge Benoit

Sans titre, 1986
17.7 x 15.7 x 2.8 inch


Gyp Mills, Metamorphosis, Sculpture

Gyp Mills

Metamorphosis, 1987
22 x 12 x 7 inch


Salvy de Saunhac, Cocci-révolution bleue, Sculpture

Salvy de Saunhac

Cocci-révolution bleue, 2017
4.7 x 14.6 x 9.4 inch


KnArtwork, Dinospray couple blue, Sculpture


Dinospray couple blue, 2020
3.9 x 6.7 x 2 inch


Delfina Reis Renck, Sirène dada, Sculpture

Delfina Reis Renck

Sirène dada, 2010
11.8 x 5.5 x 1.6 inch


Does, Brique n°2 - insight, Sculpture


Brique n°2 - insight, 2018
11.4 x 8.7 x 2 inch


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