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Figurative Painting

Figurative art describes artwork - particularly paintings - which are clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational. The term "figurative art" is often taken to mean art which represents the human figure, or even an animal... [more]

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VISUAL ARTS
06.24.09
VISUAL ARTS, Pre-20th-Century Art, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Realist Art, Art Criticism and Theory, Painting, Figurative Painting, Sculpture, top 5, modernism, Post-Modernism
Many beers at Barbara’s bar at the Brewery here in LA resulted in the following list. They are all French. They are all painters. So it goes, in descending order: 5. Seurat. He’s underrated the way Roy Lichtenstein is. Divisionism / pointillism, like all Impressionist trends, was in part a reaction to the development of photography. In a mindbendingly sexy ironic twist, photography is now suffering (or, perhaps benefiting) from a similar crisis, as digital technology quickly redefines the old language and creates new. And the basis for digital photographic imagery? Pixels, my friend. The very notion of breaking an image down into small dots of color begins with monsieur Seurat, providing an excellent example of how the avant-garde trickles
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10.08.09
To open Francine Spiegel's first solo show of paintings at Deitch Projects the other night, a few friends of hers including myself were lucky enough to perform "The Curse of the Century-Old Egg." For one solid hour, we threw goop

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