Michelangelo and the Figure

I have recently noticed an increase in figurative paintings in exhibitions and in the top awards of many competitions. Perhaps it is my imagination, coincidence or just maybe it is a trend. My gut tells me it is an upcoming trend.

With that in mind, I have been studying some of my favorite figurative artists. One of the best was Michelangelo. His understanding of anatomy, bold use of foreshortening and striking compositions dominate both his paintings and sculptures. Read whole article by Sharon Weaver.

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