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consisting of or forming human or animal figures

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MPhil Research Scholar, Saima Larik delivered the seminar on Figurative Language Analysis: a Stylistic Study of Sylvia Plath's Confessional Poetry, under the supervision of Prof Dr Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Director, Institute of English and Literature.
Realistic human outlines of the Expressive Figurative and Simple Figurative types are most characteristic of the Central zone, especially eastern Vienne and most notably at La Marche and Le Roc-aux-Sorciers (Figure 5).
Rees is leading a revival of the intensely personal medium of figurative sculpting using wooden tools and raw earth in her hands.
Kingsley was a freelance curator, author, and art critic based in New York City when she moved to Michigan State University's Kresge Museum of Art in 1999, where over the years she led the development of a deep collection of American Figurative Expressionists--those artists who re-introduced figurative and narrative aspects into abstract work.
Emotional Impact: American Figurative Expressionism" by April Kingsley (Emeritus Curator, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University), is a 154 page descriptive exploration and commentary on the American Figurative Expressionism movement.
In order to develop writing skills among students as part of a unit on myths and legends, I designed a series of lessons that would enable students to experiment with figurative language and narrative devices.
Sita dabbles in both figurative and abstract paintings and says the latter remains her first love.
In respect to Arrowmont's Figurative Association Symposium: The Human Form in Clay, the event was a perfect blend of these definitions; a great dose of intellectual, technical and creative discussion and demonstrations mixed with evenings of bonfires, live bluegrass and moonshine.
So the scale of things came to be consequential in addressing pieces that loosely aligned themselves in to two distinct bodies of work: figurative ceramic sculptures and a series of pieces seemingly inspired by the landscape of Southern California.
Rembrandt and Monet's use of tone and colour to create impact influence her own work and her figurative paintings are on show at the The Lock Gallery at Coventry Canal Basin.
It's not surprising, then, that Najd, in addition to her figurative work, makes abstract paintings that contain, she says, her most personal expressions and reflections on the world.
Set on three floors, the first celebrates the work of Britain's Queen of Op Art Bridget Riley, the second figurative work and the third abstract art, although even within those confines there is a little muddling of genres.
The so-called New British Realists turn out to be self-promoting group of figurative painters who imply a line of descent from two of Britain's most highly-regarded living painters, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach.
From architecture on facades to interiors and figurative sculpture and drapery, this handbook is a 'must' for any artist seeking inspiration.