Examples of the Human Figure in Art

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Examples of the human figure in art. Examples focus on western painting and drawing and how form, line, colour, medium & pose can evoke emotion.

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Examples of the Human Figure in Art

  1. 1. examples of TheHuman Figurein Art(Western Art: paint, pencil, pastel)
  2. 2. When viewing artwork, orcreating your own...
  3. 3. ...consider howform, line, colourand medium canevoke emotionand/or tell astory.
  4. 4. Look at the following works of art that depictthe human figure.
  5. 5. How was form,line, colour,medium andpose used toconvey emotion?
  6. 6. Select artists orworks of art that inspire you.What is it about the piece that draws you in?
  7. 7. Critically analysethe work andattempt to use itas inspiration inyour own work.
  8. 8. Remember, don’t simply mimic. Transform itwith your own ideas.
  9. 9. “Female Figure”Filippo Lippi1430
  10. 10. “Study of Three Male Figures (after Raphael)” Michelangelo
  11. 11. “Dead Christ, mourned by the virgin, a pious woman and Saint John Apostle” Andrea Mantegna 1480
  12. 12. “The Birth of Venus” Sandro Botticelli c. 1486
  13. 13. “Venus of Urbino” Titian 1538
  14. 14. “The Painter and the Art Lover”Pieter Bruegel the Elder1565(engraving)
  15. 15. “David with the Head of Goliath” Caravaggio 1609-1610
  16. 16. “Four Figures at Table” Le Nain brothers c.1635
  17. 17. “Study for the Adulteress: half figure with folded arms, from Guercino” Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  18. 18. “Seated Nude Figure”Pierre-Paul PrudhonBorn: April 4, 1758, ClunyDied: February 16, 1823
  19. 19. “Half-figure of a Bather”Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 1807
  20. 20. “Grande Odalisque”Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres 1814
  21. 21. “Portrait of Juliette Courbet as a Child” Gustave Courbet 1841
  22. 22. “The Birth of Venus” Alexandre Cabanel 1863
  23. 23. “En un café o La Absenta” Edgar Degas 1873
  24. 24. “Little Girl ina Blue Armchair” Mary Cassatt 1878
  25. 25. “Two Ballet Dancers” Edgar Degas c.1879
  26. 26. “A Female Figure Resting (Dolce far Niente)” Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1882
  27. 27. “Sien, Sewing, Half-Figure”Vincent van Gogh1883
  28. 28. “La Toilette (Woman Combing Her Hair)” Edgar Degas c. 1884-1886
  29. 29. “Back of a Male Figure”William Merritt Chase1885
  30. 30. “Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin” Vincent Van Gogh 1888
  31. 31. “Seated Dancer in Pink Tights”Henri Toulouse-Lautrec1890
  32. 32. “What’s New?” Paul Gauguin 1892
  33. 33. “The Scream”Edvard Munch 1893
  34. 34. “Two Figures”Pablo Picasso1904
  35. 35. “Self-Portrait”Marie Laurencin 1906
  36. 36. “Portrait of Fritza Riedler”Gustav Klimt1906
  37. 37. “Portrait of Adele Bloch- Bauer 1” Gustav Klimt 1907
  38. 38. Egon SchieleBorn: June 12, 1890, TullnDied: October 31, 1918
  39. 39. “Les Demoiselles dAvignon” Pablo Picasso 1907
  40. 40. “Eve”Henri Rousseau1907
  41. 41. “Portrait of Alexander Sakharoff” Jawlensky Sakharoff 1909
  42. 42. “The Dancer” “Back”Andre Derain Andre Derainc.1910
  43. 43. “Crouching Figure (Valerie Neuzil)”Egon Schiele1913
  44. 44. “Border woman figure in blue Gwand” Ferdinand Hodler 1915
  45. 45. “Portrait of Enric Cristòfol Ricart”Joan Miró1917
  46. 46. "Nudo coricato di spalle" Amedeo Modigliani 1917
  47. 47. “Figure in Scutari Carpet”Henri Matisse1922
  48. 48. “Female Figures”Aleksandr Deyneka 1923
  49. 49. “Figure at a Window”Salvador Dali1925
  50. 50. “Study of a figure for Hell” John Singer SargentBorn: January 12, 1856, Florence Died: April 14, 1925
  51. 51. “The Waiting Room” Norman Rockwell c. 1937
  52. 52. “Seated figure (male classical)”Willem de Kooning1939
  53. 53. “The Two Fridas” Frida Kahlo 1939
  54. 54. “Figure”Yiannis Moralis1951
  55. 55. “Figure”Yiannis Moralis 1951
  56. 56. “Reclining Nude” Raoul DufyBorn: June 3, 1877, Le Havre Died: March 23, 1953
  57. 57. “Morning Sun”Edward Hopper 1952
  58. 58. “Study after Velazquezs Portrait ofPope Innocent X”Francis Bacon1953
  59. 59. “Excursion Into Philosophy” Edward Hopper 1959
  60. 60. “Figure with Bare Arms” Lucian Freud 1961
  61. 61. “Portrait of the Artists Mother,Mrs Laura Hockney, Bradford”David Hockney1972
  62. 62. “Two Figures with a Cat” Leland Bell c. 1980
  63. 63. “St. Joe Louis SurroundedSnake”Jean-Michel Basquiat1982
  64. 64. “Existers”Gilbert & George 1984
  65. 65. “Drawing for Monica with Matisse” Tom Wesselman 1986
  66. 66. “Paraja Ballando”Fernando Botero1987
  67. 67. “Give the People What They Want” Marlene Dumas 1992
  68. 68. “Bride” (Pastel)Paula Rego1994
  69. 69. “Pauline”Gary Hume1996
  70. 70. “Mist II”Paula Rego 1996
  71. 71. “Water Painting”Gary Hume1999
  72. 72. Remember: form,line, colour,medium & posecan evokeemotion.
  73. 73. (for educational purposes)

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