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Browse our wide-ranging selection of over 160 original body sculptures by artists working in a variety of mediums. Suitable for both the interior home and outdoor spaces, sculptures anchor a space and are available in numerous textures and colors. Read more

Human body sculptures (three-dimensional artworks featuring the human form) have been created by people of all eras in all continents, both for aesthetic purposes and for religious worship. Indeed, the human body as subject has dominated sculpture throughout the known history of the art form, and contemporary sculptures of the body continue this tradition today. We are proud to offer a wide variety of figure sculptures for sale including expressionist works, classically-inspired works, and semi-abstract body sculptures by emerging artists from around the world. If you appreciate sculpture and would like to invest in original art by up-and-coming talent, we invite you to explore our diverse selection of works today.

The global tradition of creating human body sculptures has evolved since its early prehistoric days, when civilizations crafted small cult figures like the iconic Venus of Willendorf. As techniques and technology improved, societies began to carve images in stone relief and create large-scale sculptural representations of the body in various mediums including stone, bronze, ceramic, and wood. The Greeks are especially known for experimenting with canons of proportion, dynamic poses, and nudity to create more realistic full body sculptures. Many sculptures of the human form, whether it be the Olmec’s colossal stone heads, icons of Buddha, or portraits busts, depicted significant religious and political figures in a given civilization. Western artists exhibited a renewed interest in creating freestanding sculptures of the human body and returned to a Classical realistic style. As with other artistic mediums, the birth of modernism toward the end of the 19th century led to a shift toward more abstract and stylized approaches to the age-old subject. Contemporary artists continue to depict the human form using a variety of styles and new materials.

Artists make human body sculptures from several traditional sculptural materials, including clay, stone, metal, ceramic, and wood. Sculptors can carve stone, cast metal and alloy works, and model softer materials like clay. The Classical approach to the human form is characterized by exact proportions, crisp lines, and realistic details in everything from the figure’s hair to its clothing. Modernists experimented with creating more abstract body sculptures following the style of various movements. Artists associated with the Impressionist movement, for example, crafted the human body using a mottled surface technique to parallel the movement’s rapid brushstrokes. Cubist works depicted the body from various viewpoints at once, playing with alternating areas of dimension and flatness. More contemporary sculptures of the body exhibit the artist’s experimentation with new mediums, including different kinds of plastic, plaster, textiles, and found, readymade materials and objects.

Famous Classical sculptures of the human body include “Laocoon and his Sons” (200BC), “Winged Victory of Samothrace” (190BC), “Venus de Milo” (100BC), and Myron’s dynamic “Diskobolos” (460BC). Roman bronze statues of political leaders like Marcus Aurelius are also iconic examples of the human form in sculpture. Donatello is recognized for his “David” (1430-1440), which was the first life-sized nude sculpture since Classical antiquity. Michelangelo also crafted a “David” sculpture and is famous for his “Pieta” sculpture of the Virgin Mary and Christ for St. Peter’s in Rome. Auguste Rodin is famous for his Impressionist marble and bronze sculptures of nude figures like “The Thinker” (1902) and “The Kiss” (1882). Duane Hanson used unconventional materials like fiberglass and vinyl to make full-sized, hyper realistic sculptures of ordinary people like tourists and construction workers. Other artists known for their body sculptures include Praxiteles, Aristide Maillol, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Edgar Degas, Constantin Brancusi, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Umberto Boccioni, and George Segal.

Gold Sentinels, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 10 W x 31 H x 10 in
$3,770
Capucine, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 47.2 W x 23.6 H x 11.8 in
$2,650
Prints from $69
Landscape inside, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 8.6 W x 13 H x 11.8 in
$3,041
Prints from $40
These boots are..., Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15 W x 15.4 H x 7.5 in
Electri Pluvia Wire Dress, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 22 W x 45 H x 12 in
United States
$5,200
Mari Virens (Green Ocean) Dress Sculpture, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 20 W x 51 H x 10 in
United States
$4,350
Diptych / Figure, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 23.6 W x 68.9 H x 27.6 in
United Kingdom
$10,000
' OPPORTUNISTIC MAN ', Sculpture image
Sculpture, 14.6 W x 35.4 H x 22.4 in
$5,850
Prints from $40
LA TRAMPA DEL DESTELLO, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 18.1 W x 20.1 H x 15.7 in
$2,270
Moisture and tears, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 12.6 W x 23.2 H x 7.1 in
$2,310
Voo Doo 2, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 16 W x 32 H x 10 in
$2,950
Body (Adam), Sculpture image
Sculpture, 36 W x 36 H x 72 in
United States
$15,000
' DEAD FRIEND ', Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15.7 W x 37.4 H x 14.6 in
$5,950
Prints from $40
Blue chakra, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 8 W x 32 H x 8 in
$9,900
WOODSMAN, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 17 W x 31 H x 10 in
$3,950
LA TRAMPA DEL DESTELLO, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 27.6 W x 29.5 H x 43.3 in
$5,910
Anatomy, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 16 W x 19 H x 4 in
United States
$2,670
Philosopher's stone, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 30 W x 18 H x 14 in
$7,550
Exclavitud, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 26 W x 26 H x 26 in
Argentina
$1,090
' CHRISTOPHER NEMETH, Retrato en Cristal ', Sculpture image
Sculpture, 26.4 W x 38.6 H x 9.8 in
$4,950
Prints from $105
Here I Am, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15 W x 70.9 H x 21.7 in
LA TRAMPA DEL DESTELLO, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 13.8 W x 13.8 H x 17.7 in
$2,270
Figure 5, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 5.9 in
Portugal
$390
Female Nude (Glass), Sculpture image
Sculpture, 5.8 W x 8.3 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$565
Power, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 19.7 W x 20.9 H x 3.1 in
$1,610
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