A guide to buying sculptures - 9 Factors to consider

Sculptures can change dramatically the mood and style of our homes. They provide personality and express our personal taste. Here are some factors to consider before buying a sculpture or statue. 

The factors are in order of importance, but we recommend you to read them all to help you make the best decision possible with your purchase.

1. Size

The size of the sculpture is an important consideration. Will the sculpture be the focal point of the room or will it be one of several pieces in a collection? Make sure the size of the sculpture is appropriate for the space where it will be displayed. When measuring the space, shelf, or side table, take special care. Make sure the size complements the rest of the decor and can form visual triangles. Aside from that, if the statue feels right, you can trust your instincts.


Small sculptures

Small sculptures are the best choice for small spaces, bookshelves and as complement to larger decor pieces. Their beauty, history and meaning makes them an excellent choice for a thoughtful gift.

Medium-size sculptures

Medium-size sculptures can be an exellent accent for tabletops and mantelpieces. Their beauty and taste elevate the space around them. Due to their size, they are a suitable choice as exclusive gifts.

Large sculptures

Large sculptures are statement artworks in their own right. They are not only a a conversation starter, but a powerful way to showcase your unique taste and artistic sensibility.


2. Visual triangles

This is a design principle that refers to the use of three elements arranged in a triangular pattern to create a sense of balance and visual interest in a space. This can be applied to various aspects of interior design and decoration, such as the placement of furniture, artwork, or other decorative elements. The triangle creates a sense of stability and structure, and can help to guide the viewer's eye around the space. Using a visual triangle can be a useful tool for creating a cohesive and harmonious design in a room. You can make an exception for artwork display, but try to keep the larger pieces in the collection's center.


3. Material 

Sculptures can be made from a variety of materials such as metal, stone, marble, alabaster, plaster, plastic or modern composites. Each material has unique properties and may be better suited for specific types of sculptures. For example, bronze sculptures are durable and long-lasting, but they are more expensive. Stone sculptures are also long-lasting, but they can be heavy and difficult to transport. The main issue with natural stone is that most people cannot afford a sculpture of high artistic value.


4. Artistic value

If your main goal is to decorate and achieve the "wow" factor, look for a sculpture made with high artistic value rather than an expensive material. There are many sellers these days, mostly from Asia, who offer sculptures carved in natural marble. Unfortunately, all of those sculptures are made cheaply, resulting in a very low artistic quality. Another common practice in Asia is to show images of other sellers, but the carving you will receive is of much lower quality and will vary greatly. As a result, one of the factors on our list is the seller's reputation. The majority of our sculptures are made of modern composite materials, which allow us to create affordable highly detailed statues with materials that are nearly identical to natural ones.


5. Style

Sculptures are available in a variety of styles, ranging from classical to modern. Consider the sculpture's style and whether it will complement the décor of the room or outdoor space where it will be displayed. Careful planning is required to ensure that the style does not become out of balance. However, because of their simplicity, most classical statues will fit in most environments, including modern interiors.


6. Purpose

Consider why you are purchasing the sculpture. Is it purely decorative, or do you have a specific theme or meaning in mind? A large number of sculptures depict mythological or historical figures. When displayed, these iconic sculptures can connect with viewers and serve as a conversation starter.


7. Instinct

Follow your instinct by indulging your personal taste. A fine and meaningful sculpture provides great satisfaction to the owner, and as a result, the best purchase is to buy subjects that we love or that have special meaning to us. Having the opportunity to admire your favorite artwork every day, and touch it with your own hands is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings you extraordinarily close to the artwork itself, allows you to gain a new familiarity with art, and inspires and enriches your spirit.


8. Seller

Before making a purchase from a specific seller, consider their reputation and the level of service they provide. Consider whether they take care to professionally package the sculptures or if they are more casual in their approach and possibly more focused on cost-cutting measures. Find out if they provide protection against shipping damages or if they simply pass the buck to the shipping company.


9. Budget

Finally, think about how much money you're willing to spend on a sculpture. Remember that classical sculptures are timeless and can be passed down from generation to generation. Investing in a higher-quality piece may be more expensive up front, but it will almost certainly be worth it in the long run as the sculpture retains its value and becomes a treasured heirloom.



Overall, when buying a sculpture, it's important to consider all these factors to find a piece that meets your needs and complements your personal taste.

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