Art History

Figurative Art History Masters in Western Art

An overview of some of the most innovative and influential painters and sculptors from figurative art history to the mid-twentieth century. Capturing the human form from ancient Greece through the Renaissance into Romanticism, modernism, laying the paving stones to contemporary artwork of today. Some of these links lead to a Wikipedia page about the artist. Sorry if Wikipedia is not terribly satisfying but it’s a good and safe place to start that will not bombard you with annoying ads and virus threats.

 

Francis Bacon

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“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