“…What more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?” – Richard Corliss (1944-2015)
Below is an overview of some of the most innovative and influential painters from figurative art history to the mid-twentieth century. Starting in Ancient Greece, through the Renaissance into Romanticism, then Modernism, these artists articulated our view of the human form.
Up Next: Contemporary figurative works that push me out of my comfort zone.
Image source: http://www.figurativeartist.org/
“No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.” – Edvard Munch