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Browse our wide-ranging selection of over 4,068 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.

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Le marcheur, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 7.9 W x 21.7 H x 7.9 in
$5,810
Portrait 1 – Sir Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15 W x 21.5 H x 2.2 in
United Kingdom
$1,260
Prints from $40
Vestis III, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 17 W x 54 H x 11 in
Trio Dancers, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 60 W x 49 H x 20 in
United States
$63,000
take my compassion  push it as far as it goes, Sculpture image
United States
$665
The Disquiet Muse, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15.7 W x 47.2 H x 11.8 in
United Kingdom
$2,290
Defender, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 86.6 W x 78.7 H x 35.4 in
United Kingdom
$49,000
"Passion", Sculpture image
Sculpture, 39.4 W x 66.9 H x 19.7 in
$4,310
Prints from $40
Shift of Consciousness, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 34.6 W x 39.4 H x 13 in
$16,500
Blindness, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 13 W x 19.7 H x 11 in
$3,250
Amnon and Tamar, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 8.7 W x 16.1 H x 4.7 in
$6,040
Prints from $40
Marton 3, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 43.3 W x 63 H x 17.7 in
$4,410
Grey Flying Eyes, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15.7 W x 25.5 H x 14.5 in
$5,540
Female in red, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 26.4 W x 22 H x 11 in
$3,810
Colossus that Awakens, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 11.7 W x 74 H x 12.8 in
$33,000
What unites and divides us, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 19.5 W x 61 H x 31.5 in
United Kingdom
$13,750
Gathering sheaves, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 11.8 W x 24.8 H x 7.9 in
$10,000
Prints from $40
ABRAZO - EMBRACE, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 9.8 W x 24 H x 7.9 in
$2,750
News, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 36.2 W x 33.5 H x 0.4 in
Relaxing Abstract, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 17.3 W x 8.7 H x 7.5 in
United Kingdom
$4,450
XYXX, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 17.7 W x 37.4 H x 13.7 in
$51,000
Prints from $40
Angel lost in thought, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 11 W x 66.9 H x 16.5 in
$7,050
Colossus that Rebelled, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 8.7 W x 31.5 H x 7.9 in
$6,750
IDentity, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 35 W x 80 H x 33 in
United States
$45,000
Prints from $100
Lui, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 22 W x 48.4 H x 12.6 in
$4,410
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