Contemporary Figurative Painters

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Contemporary Figurative Painters

  1. 1. The Contemporary Figure<br />
  2. 2. SOME COMMON ATTITUDES OF MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM<br />De Kooning<br />
  3. 3. Modernism and the Figure<br />
  4. 4. Modernism and the Figure<br />“Beauty” was to be destroyed.<br />
  5. 5. Modernism and the Figure<br />“Beauty” was to be destroyed.<br />Photography meant that “realistic” painting was pointless.<br />
  6. 6. Modernism and the Figure<br />“Beauty” was to be destroyed.<br />Photography meant that “realistic” painting was pointless.<br />“Attitude” is more important than “skill”.<br />
  7. 7. Modernism and the Figure<br />“Beauty” was to be destroyed.<br />Photography meant that “realistic” painting was pointless.<br />“Attitude” is more important than “skill”.<br />Traditional training largely ended in the 1940’s/50’s.<br />
  8. 8. Post-Modernism and the Figure<br />
  9. 9. Post-Modernism and the Figure<br />“Concept” was more important than the actual art object.<br />
  10. 10. Post-Modernism and the Figure<br />“Concept” was more important than the actual art object.<br />Painting women was misogynistic and definitely not allowed unless you were a woman.<br />
  11. 11. Post-Modernism and the Figure<br />“Concept” was more important than the actual art object.<br />Painting Women was misogynistic and definitely not allowed unless you were a woman.<br />Realism was considered mere “illustration” and therefore very unsophisticated.<br />
  12. 12. Post-Modernism and the Figure<br />Most current MFA programs produce graduates with very little or no ability to draw or paint realistically. Emphasis on such skills is evidence of a lack of sophistication.<br />
  13. 13. THANK GOD THAT’S OVER<br />
  14. 14. THERE ARE NO MORE ART MOVEMENTS<br />
  15. 15. ….ONLY TASTES, TRENDS, FASHIONS<br />
  16. 16. THE 3 MAJOR CATEGORIES OF PRODUCTION:<br />
  17. 17. ARTFORUM, Art in America, FRIEZE<br />
  18. 18. ARTFORUM, Art in America, FRIEZE<br />Wealthy urban elites from coastal cities and Europe.<br />
  19. 19. ARTFORUM, Art in America, FRIEZE<br />Wealthy urban elites from coastal cities and Europe.<br />This is where the BIG MONEY IS.<br />
  20. 20. ARTFORUM, Art in America, FRIEZE<br />Wealthy urban elites from coastal cities and Europe.<br />This is where the BIG MONEY IS.<br />All artists have MFA’s.<br />
  21. 21. JUXTAPOZ, Hi-Fructose<br />
  22. 22. JUXTAPOZ, Hi-Fructose<br />People with tattoos.<br />
  23. 23. JUXTAPOZ, Hi-Fructose<br />People with tattoos.<br />Favored by illustrators.<br />
  24. 24. JUXTAPOZ, Hi-Fructose<br />People with tattoos.<br />Favored by illustrators.<br />“Pop-Surrealism” and “Lowbrow”<br />
  25. 25. JUXTAPOZ, Hi-Fructose<br />People with tattoos.<br />Favored by illustrators.<br />“Pop-Surrealism” and “Lowbrow”<br />No “education” needed.<br />
  26. 26. American Art COLLECTOR, Southwest Art <br />
  27. 27. American Art COLLECTOR, Southwest Art <br />Everyone else<br />
  28. 28. American Art COLLECTOR, Southwest Art <br />Everyone else<br />No pretense, but also not very “cool”.<br />
  29. 29. American Art COLLECTOR, Southwest Art <br />Everyone else<br />No pretense, but also not very “cool”.<br />Traditional skills and subjects are emphasized.<br />
  30. 30. American Art COLLECTOR, Southwest Art <br />Everyone else<br />No pretense, but also not very “cool”.<br />Traditional skills and subjects are emphasized.<br />Some of the work can be corny, un-original…”kitsch”.<br />
  31. 31. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!!!<br />
  32. 32. Alex Grey<br />
  33. 33. Aaron Nagel<br />
  34. 34. Adrian Gottlieb<br />
  35. 35. AronWiesenfeld<br />
  36. 36. Andrew Hem<br />
  37. 37. Audrey Kawasaki<br />
  38. 38. Bo Bartlett<br />
  39. 39. Brad Kunkle<br />
  40. 40. Damian Loeb<br />
  41. 41. Elizabeth Peyton<br />
  42. 42. Eric Fischl<br />
  43. 43. George Condo<br />
  44. 44. Gerald Davis<br />
  45. 45. Glenn Brown<br />
  46. 46. GuennadiUlibin<br />
  47. 47. Hernan Bas<br />
  48. 48. InkaEssenhigh<br />
  49. 49. Jacob Collins<br />
  50. 50. Jacques de Beaufort<br />
  51. 51. James Jean<br />
  52. 52. Jenny Seville<br />
  53. 53. Jeremy Lipking<br />
  54. 54. John Currin<br />
  55. 55. Karen Kilimnik<br />
  56. 56. Kay Donachie<br />
  57. 57. Kurt Kauper<br />
  58. 58. Kent Williams<br />
  59. 59. Lisa Yuskavage<br />
  60. 60. Lu Cong<br />
  61. 61. Lucien Frued<br />
  62. 62. Lui Liu<br />
  63. 63. Mark Tansey<br />
  64. 64. Martine Eder<br />
  65. 65. Michael Klein<br />
  66. 66. Neo Rauch<br />
  67. 67. Nicola Verlato<br />
  68. 68. Svetlana Valueva<br />
  69. 69. Ulrich Lamsfuß<br />
  70. 70. Will Cotton<br />
  71. 71. YigalOzeri<br />

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