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Who decided that the museum had to be in an enclosed space? Who decided that our works of art had to be hidden in enclosed spaces?

Outdoor sculptures for landscaping

The ever-evolving status of the garden means that garden sculptures are becoming a defining characteristic in homemaker’s exteriors. It provides beauty and aesthetic to a garden but also a spruce of new, organic textures to the vegetation of your garden.
Landscaping has become more significant and symbolic to the domestic space, especially with the recent trend in botanical gardens.
This search page provides you some of the most popular and common styles to ensure your garden is more interactive.

Origins of garden sculptures in Britain and across the World

Since the 17th century, gardens of the wealthy and elite often included sculptures of the Gods of Antiquity, which dominate the history of western garden sculpture.
Sculptures in English gardens revived after the restoration of Charles II in 1660. From then until the end of the eighteenth century, "English' garden sculpture is largely the story of north European migrants making copies of Greek statues, Roman statues, and Italian Renaissance statues.
A new generation of sculptors and garden designers boomed in the 1930s in Britain. They were influenced by the Modern Movement in art and design which promoted abstract art. This was led by Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson. The abstract nature caused scandal and was not widely accepted in Britain but more so in continental Europe and the Americas.

Common styles and types of garden sculpture

Contrary to popular belief, not all garden sculptures need to be statues of Gods and Goddesses. Vinterior offers a wide variety, from statues of nymphs, cherubs and animals to lions and dolphins.

The Primitive Style

These styles are often abstract and do not have a recognizable or definitive shape. This is especially relative to the Modern Movement in art which promoted shapes that were sleek and curved.

The Organic Style

This popular style embodies the natural, and often, hand-crafted aesthetic. Common and popular materials are wood, such as driftwood, or plant-based mediums. This makes it relative and suited when placed in its natural surroundings.

The Bronze Style

Often used to embody symbols of status and power, bronze style garden sculptures are great for animating people or animals. Its strength and ductility (lack of brittleness) is an advantage when figures in action are to be created. The oxidation of the metal, which creates a blue colour, is especially striking in a garden.