figuration : Definition, Usages, News and More

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fig yuh ray shuhn

  • n  representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory
  • n  decorating with a design

  • But he spent the remaining 38 years of his life there, mostly in Toledo, and his high-key palette, flickering brushwork and twisted Mannerist figuration were perfectly suited to .
  • It is meat-and-potatoes figuration, with no pretensions; if there were any pretensions in this world, where flotillas of loaves sail by in the evening sky like flying saucers and .
  • Something about the way they combined simplified figuration with frank tufts of armpit and pubic hair shocked even Paris.

  • Robert Storr in Independent
    Robert Storr, a modern art professor at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, describes the Leipzig painters as "artists who are going back to a literal, descriptive figuration and giving it an air of anomie."
  • Jeff Wall in Financial Times
    The Western Picture,says Wall, "is of course a tableau, that independently beautiful depiction and composition that derives from the institutionalisation of perspective and dramatic figuration at the origins of modern western art, with...

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