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Figurative Art

The Never Ending Journey of the Independent Artist

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
Traci L. Slatton

Independent art requires courage and persistence and a commitment to engage the world, to promote and market the work.

The Belonging

Brandon Kralik | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

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.

Dear Jerry: Notes on Life Drawing

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

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.

Drawing as Monastic Practice: Steven Assael at Forum Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

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.

The Immigrant's Paradox

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

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.

Contemporary Classical Painting is Still Growing

Brandon Kralik | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

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 and Leonardo da Vinci: Two Polish Connections

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Jeanne Marchig will be remembered as the ageing animal-lover who took Christie's to court over a Leonardo.

The Drawing Room: Artists and Their Sketchbooks Occupy a New York Gallery

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts
Patrick McGinnis

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.

Top 10 Best Painting Articles

Brett Baker | Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

If painting articles and blog posts from the past month are any indication, our interest in abstraction and figurative painting has never been more vi...

10 Best Articles On Painting

Brett Baker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

March 2011 featured many wonderful painting blog posts on diverse topics ranging from hard-edged abstraction to the Danish Golden age of figure painti...

February NYC Exhibitions: New York Overflows With Painting

Brett Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brett Baker

In New York, in February 2011, the diverse possibilities of painting are alive and filling the galleries and museums.

PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Humans On Canvas, Figuration Exhibit at L.A. Louver

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Tony Bevan, William Brice, Rebecca Campbell, Richard Diebenkorn, Charles Garabedian, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff and Alice Neel WH...

Art and Empathy: The Timely Tenderness of Kristin Calabrese

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

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.

Art Chat: Interview With Figurative Painter David Jon Kassan

Emily Waldorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Emily Waldorf

In an age of post-abstract representational painting, Brooklyn-based artist David Jon Kassan's stark realism separates him from the pack.