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Figurative Art

Tell me about the Academy and how your work developed there Looking back, I see that the early 1980’s was a wonderful time
"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence than a standard Stations of the Cross. Sometimes Facebook blocked its ads for being too "shocking" or "scary," and other times they banned the ad as porn. Queer Christianity seems to scare the censors at Facebook
As the art world once again make their annual pilgrimage for Art Basel Miami, collective heads exploded this week with the announcement that industry leaders Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian would be putting on a ground breaking show of figurate work.
After decades -- some might say well over a century -- of standing aside while Duchamp joked and Pollock flung paint, figurative art is about to step into the spotlight and become the "next big thing."
Independent art requires courage and persistence and a commitment to engage the world, to promote and market the work.
Seeing Kunkle's work in person, I immediately understand that these are paintings which speak different languages, exude a variety of moods as the days pass.
Non-life-drawers often assume that life drawing involves a sideways translation of one impulse into another impulse. But this assumption is flawed. I read the sex drive as a powerful force, but a specific one.
A collection of drawings by Steven Assael is on display right now at Forum Gallery in Manhattan. Assael is universally known by high-technique figurative painters working in the United States today, among whom his skills are legendary.
Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.
There is so much happening in the world of representational painting these days that it is a challenge to keep up with it all. I want to give you a chance, in advance, to make note of several current exhibitions that you will want to see.
Jeanne Marchig will be remembered as the ageing animal-lover who took Christie's to court over a Leonardo.
2012-05-10-screen.pngThe tweeting masses aren't looking for the quiet beauty of a sketch. Drawings, it seems, get lost in all the noise.
Perhaps Karl Klingbiel, quoted in Edward M. Gómez' article Abstraction's Ambiguity is Its Own Reward best sums up what all
March 2011 featured many wonderful painting blog posts on diverse topics ranging from hard-edged abstraction to the Danish
In New York, in February 2011, the diverse possibilities of painting are alive and filling the galleries and museums.
Exhibition Spotlight is an at-a-glance look at an exhibit we think you should know about. WHY: Showing figurative art these
Kristin Calabrese's paintings continue to capture my attention. In addition to being an exceptional paint-handler, I find her work to be deeply emotive and based in some form of personal narrative.
In an age of post-abstract representational painting, Brooklyn-based artist David Jon Kassan's stark realism separates him from the pack.
Most art students learn to appreciate art by studying its history. But some have a natural inclination for the avant garde. Which is exactly the direction in which 27-year-old Michael De Brito is headed.