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Sculpture

Sculptural art adds a brilliant design focus to any home. Artspan sculptors work in widely varied media and styles. You can find original sculpture to fit any size room or any budget. When you buy unique sculptural art directly from the artist you invest in an object that provides visual and emotional value to last a lifetime and beyond. Search by medium or subject to find everything ranging from humorous and whimsical to figurative, classical, abstract and modern sculptures for sale.

Sculpture is a visual art that invites a tactile response. People have been creating 3-dimensional objects of art and spirit from prehistoric times: portable figures made of bone or ivory. Sculptures were made all over the world, and would involve animals, deities, human and semi-human figures. They would become increasingly detailed and finely carved and be made from limestone, alabaster, terracotta.
The first distinctive style of sculpture that would become what we associate with classical Greece occurred in the early Bronze Age or the 3rd Century BCE. Figures were small, compact and elegant, and made of marble. A subsequent stage of bronze sculptures yields few remaining specimens, as bronze was always coveted as scrap metal. The actual “High Classical” period only lasted a few decades, from 450 – 400, but it remains hugely influential on the history of art. The renaissance, particularly in Italy, saw a return to monumental sculptures inspired by classical methods, and include the works of Michelangelo—David, Pieta, and Moses—all carved in Marble.

As with painting, modern sculpture serves as a comment and an abstraction of classical themes and ideas, and materials range from plastic, to metal, to light itself. Massive conceptual sculptures take on the title of environmental art, site-specific art or street art sculpture. Contemporary artists explore kinetic sculpture, light sculpture, sound sculpture and art toys.