Friday, September 27, 2013

Portrait vs. Figurative

Portrait vs. Figurative was starting to plague, so I decided to look it up.

From Wikipedia:
   ...the term figurative has been used to refer to any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world.
     Figurative art is not synonymous with "art that represents the human figure," although human and animal figures are frequent subjects.

     Portrait painting can depict the subject 'full length', 'half length', 'head and shoulders' (also called a "bust"), or ‘head’, as well as in profile, "three-quarter view", or "full face",
    Among the other possible variables, the subject can be clothed or nude; indoors or out; standing, seated, reclining; even horse-mounted. Portrait paintings can be of individuals, couples, parents and children, families, or collegial groups.

Hmm, good to finally know!

"The aim of Art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance; for this, not the external manner and detail, constitutes true reality."

Monday, September 16, 2013

By the Pool

8x10 oil and collage on board