figurative / theme

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 figure, and, though this is often the case, it is not necessarily so:

"Since the arrival of abstract art the term figurative has been used to refer to any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world."

Painting can therefore be divided into the categories of figurative and abstract, although, strictly speaking, abstract art is derived (or abstracted) from a figurative source. However, the term is usually used as a synonym for non-representational art and non-objective art, i.e. art which has no derivation from figures or objects.


Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.

Organizations

ObsessionArt London, United States

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Organizations

ObsessionArt London, United States

The world's leading online destination for discovering, browsing and buying fine art nude, figurative, and erotic art prints. / read more

Events

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Don Baum Chicago, IL, United States
20 Dec - 25 Jan
Museum of Contemporary Art / details
Kevin Moore-Painting San Francisco, CA, United States
5 Feb - 28 Feb
Hespe Gallery / details
Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine A Ghoulish Gala San Francisco, California, United States
30 Oct - 31 Oct
Legion of Honor - San Francisco / details
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