At Bidsquare's sculptures online auctions, you can explore and bid on unique works of art from the Gothic, Medieval, and Renaissance period through to the early 20 century and beyond. The auctions feature masterpieces of noble provenances and art by skilled artists like Barbara Hepworth, Harry Bertoia, and other from all around the world.
Sculptures played a significant role in the evolution of world culture. In ancient times, sculptures were used to document the adventurous journey of people. Novica artists carried on the tradition by creating beautiful stones, bronzes, as well as metal sculptures. Sculptures are created using hard or plastic components. Its design can take the form of freestanding, assemblage, kinetic, tableaux, in contexts, or wall sculptures.
As an art form, sculptures continually develop and evolve over time, expanding their range and introducing new types of artworks. All the major traditional sculptures employed “direct techniques” of carving. In the early twentieth century, sculptures were regarded as representations of art, imitating mainly human forms. However, the definition became broader than ever in the late twentieth century.
These art pieces are often crafted using a variety of mediums such as clay, metal, wax, fabric, wood, stone, glass, and found objects. Bidsquare’s antique & vintage sculpture auctions feature masterpieces of noble provenances ranging from the medieval period to the present date.
Michelangelo’s most famous work Madonna was vandalized in 1472 when Laszlo Toth, a geologist suffering from mental instabilities broke off the forearm, nose, veil, and eyelid of the sculpture.
The designer of the Microsoft Xbox 360 got inspiration from the “Bird in Space” series of sculptures.