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figurative

1. representing by means of an emblem, likeness, figure, etc.
2. (in painting, sculpture, etc.) of, relating to, or characterized by the naturalistic representation of the external world
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Outlines of Geometric Figurative type (bodies of women in profile, of the Lalinde/Gonnersdorf type; Bosinski 1970) are common in Aquitaine, and primarily constitute a Late Magdalenian tradition (Figure 6a-d).
Students were encouraged to use the figurative language we had been studying in class in their poems and were provided with prompt questions such as 'What might you compare your character to?
The Figurative Symposium maintained Arrowmont's high standards and there were numerous workshop moments that made the event more than worthwhile.
Beyond the issue of its size, White Child explores issues of sexual identity common to the other figurative works Wedel exhibited as part of this exhibition.
Brown says: "Contemporary makers of figurative ceramics recognise and acknowledge the earliest motivations for the use of clay and its ability in its natural state to be manipulated by hand and to make representations of animal and human forms.
But looking at the work of Desmond Haughton, Geoff Crannage, Gbenga Ilumoka, Caroline Poole, Christopher Potter and Myrna Shoa, it is difficult to see how it differs essentially from the dully competent figurative painting you would find on the walls of art society exhibitions across the country.
Why would anyone imagine that a large cash gift to a political group might come with some strings, or at least a few figurative nudges?
His chief fame lies in his 'extraordinary reinvigoration of the British figurative tradition' whether in his early paintings of 'scenes' such as music-halls or in his later portraits.
More than sixty full-color oil and watercolors depicting Morrison's abstract and figurative paintings provide the reader with the basis for appreciating the artist's subtly comic, religious, philosophical, and political viewpoints as depicted in his paintings--some of which are included in the Smithsonian Institution and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other prestigious museums and collections around the country.
Depending on the viewer's perspective, the lattice-wrapped volume will shift between a figurative sculpture and a giant window display.
Indeed, in 1998, with a figurative stroke of a pen, 38 million additional overweight Americans were created when that definition was changed.
In terms of the history of figurative sculpture in Africa, Yoruba artisans have been considered "the most prolific carvers of a wide variety of objects for domestic and ritual use.