A trip to a gallery, either online or a physical location, can lead to the discovery of a sculpture for sale. Artists often create their works of art from the expression and imagination that lives within. The artist then posts them on the internet or displays them in their studio or gallery for purchase. This is a great way for anyone to find a work of art to add to their existing décor, whether it is for the home or the office.
There are a number of reasons why someone would opt for this particular type of art work. Some people like to incorporate sculpture pieces in their garden areas to add a touch of serenity. The right piece can fit in nicely with the plants, shrubs, trees and flowers to bring a whole new look to the area. It is evident in many regions across the globe, but particularly in the Western regions that cultures past and present have decorated gardens in this fashion. The complimentary factor that art contributes to a garden is tantamount to the way plush and plentiful plants flatter the stoic nature of a statue. Greco-Roman culture heavily contributed to the practice of placing artistic pieces in gardens. Neoclassicism, which celebrates this vary culture, sparked in the eighteenth century and began to infiltrate and shape the taste of the bourgeoisie. Thus, even centuries ago it would have been possible to find a sculpture for sale in merchant shops.
A typical sculpture for sale in many galleries and shops would be either a bust or a figurative piece. A bust consists of a head and chest rendering of a particular person. The subject may be famous, but that is not always the case. Many times the subject is a model. The piece may also represent a fictitious character that is conjured up by the artist. In the past, this was a great way to honor and offer respect to an individual who made an impact in the lives of others.
There are many materials that are used to make a sculpture. Finding one for sale is often the easy part, while the real decision comes down to finding the perfect material to complement the existing furnishings. While one popular material is marble, there are others as well, including bronze, concrete, cement, resin, stone and fiberglass. The reason a specific material is chosen over another by an artist is dependent on the endurance of the piece. Some materials are far more suited to be placed outdoors where they will undoubtedly be faced with the harsh forces of nature. Since these works of art are meant to be enjoyed for many years, only the most durable materials are suitable. Others may choose something that is better suited for indoor use.
If a prospective buyer does not find a piece in a gallery that moves them, an artist can be commissioned to create a custom work of art. However, most collectors enjoy the thrill of discovering a sculpture for sale in a gallery or shop that caters to their unique taste and appreciation for art.