American 20th-21st Century Portraits and Figurative Art
The Albuquerque Museum says:
"Figurative art describes any form of modern or contemporary art
that references the natural world
and particularly the human body."
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 20th-21st Century Portraits and Figurative Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.
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Figurative Painting - Celebrities and Entertainers
Figurative Painting - Children and Families
Figurative Painting - Fantasy
Figurative Painting - Miscellaneous
Portraiture - Artist Self-Portraiture
Portraiture - Celebrities and Entertainers
Portraiture - Children
Portraiture - Miscellaneous
Celebrity Caricature in America by Wendy Wick Reaves, Yale University Press, 1998. Amazon.com says:",,,Reaves contends that this modern caricature - with its abbreviation, provocation, wit, figural distortion and dissonant colour contrasts - was a type of portraiture that captures the essence of the times and influenced other arts. Celebrity caricature had appeal to an audience hungry for emblems of the emerging urban culture. This book accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition on celebrity caricature, which will open at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, USA in April 1998."
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