Figure painting

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a picture of the human figure, or the act or art of depicting the human figure.

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Alexei Jawlensky" presents the chronological and thematic development of Jawlensky's art from early figure painting to landscapes and from still lives to the late iconic portraits and fascinating meditations.
His demonstrations are step-by-step descriptions of still life, landscape, portrait and nude figure painting.
intimate, also demonstrate his masterful skill in figure painting.
Life-size figure painting was a rarity in the Islamic world, but as the show demonstrates, it flowered in Persia.
You can find guidance for your own creative inclinations at the Mendocino Art Center--now in its 28th year--in courses in landscape and figure painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, stained glass, and bookmaking.
She studied anatomy and figure painting under renowned American portraitist Sam Adoquei and still-life under Henry Finkelstein at the National Academy of Design.
It is the first early work by the Dutch artist to enter the collection, as well as being the first figure painting - other works at the gallery are landscapes and still-lifes.
The sculpture is based on the homely, expressive Priceless, Wordless, Loveless, a figure painting made between 1987 and 1988.
I've always been interested in figure painting," he says.
It's not often that practitioners of academic figure painting are identified as a subculture, but when Greg Parma Smith used the term in relation to such artists in his exhibition "Life Drawings, Poseurs, and 'thirteen oil paintings on canvas,'" the classification didn't seem entirely off-the-wall.
Portraiture, allegory, still life, anecdotal figure painting, architectural studies, and even equestrian imagery were investigated anew--not in a mocking or dismissive manner, but rather as still-potent types, the collective weight of which it now seems impossible for a contemporary painter to transcend or otherwise escape.
Kanye loves red-and-black figure paintings by late US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - who once dated Madonna - and has adorned the mansion with huge pieces.