Figurative sculpture: a universal art
The great master, Leonardo da Vinci wrote: “Sculpture effortlessly reveals what is". This statement holds its visionary significance to this day, particularly in the field of figurative sculpture, where imitation of nature is a rule. The history of art is in many ways cyclic. Continual revisiting of the ancients’ achievements, figurative sculpture is a theme in the history of art. Antiquity was the first golden age of sculpture, reproductions and further copies have continuously been a source of inspiration for modern sculptors. The poetry of ancient Greek statues reworked by Renaissance artists, as well as the 18th century aesthetic theories, have all helped shape contemporary figurative sculpture practice. The formal controversies of the 19th century concerning the use of negative and positive space or the use of light remain considerations that our artists question with their creations.
Sculpture at Artistics
The online contemporary art gallery Artistics supports the thoughts of the artists. The artists we represent work on painting, photography or sculpture. They have an excellent technical mastery in common and a creative originality that each of their artworks bears witness to. Among the fifty artists on the Artistics gallery, some have chosen sculpture, figure or abstract, as their preferred medium.
Our figurative sculpture artists
The practice of figurative sculpture opens up a field of possibilities. The diversity of nature offers a wide variety of subjects with universal scope where sculptors can draw their inspiration. The animal world is a subject dear to our artists, in particular Pierre Yermia, whose series of animal sculptures continually grows: birds, big cats or forest animals, these sculptures are reminiscent of Giacometti’s work and are available in large sizes. Moreover, he is also inspired by the human figure, just like the contemporary artist Cécile Raynal whose smoky sandstone portraits are all touching testimonies of life stories.
Figurative sculpture can also be a tribute, such as the work of Romain Langlois who celebrates nature by transforming stumps, boulders, branches and other rocks from that humans have gradually lost interest in.
Learn more about our contemporary art gallery and our figurative sculptures
Access our figurative sculptures anytime on the artistics.com website. To talk to a gallery representative and make use of our personal support, simply call us on: +33 1 4028 9228 or use our Live Chat service. Follow us on social networks to stay informed about our gallery and artists’ news. If you fall in love with and decide to buy an artwork, we will make sure to send it to you as soon as possible, along with its certificate of authenticity.