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Old 11-01-2018, 09:47 AM
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Chris (caldwell.brobeck) posted this in the go figure forum and has asked me to start the thread

"I’m curious as to whether there would be any interest in starting up a thread (or threads) on ideas like past and current figure artists or movements, approaches to figure work, philosophy of figure work, etc. Not something like what one might find in Debates or the Cafe, just a more focused discussion by people actually doing the work. One thing that motivates me to bring this up is that the last few books on figure art and artists I’ve bought all came to my attention quite by accident, rather than through the old dead tree channels."

I'm going to start this off with some pictures by my current favourite artist Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920), who, apart from anything else, has helped me immensely with the colour selection for figure work in oils. He is probably known best amongst many artists for his very limited palette, just four colours for painting figures, although he expanded this when painting figures within a landscape.

It's worth finding some some high defintion images on the net (of which there are many) to examine his mastery in placing loose daubs of paint which miraculously become the whole. The man, in my mind, was an artistic genius who could turn his hand to virtually any subject. His watercolours are sublime, he could sculpt, he could etch and he was internationally recognised as a superb portrait artist

You can find a selection of his work here https://www.wikiart.org/en/anders-zorn















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One vote for Prud’hon. There’s a reason his figure drawings are copied so often. If you want to learn I think Prud’hon is a good place to start. Many times I keep one of his drawings pinned to my board, next to the drawing I’m working on for reference and inspiration. If your interested you can see his work here:

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spot on Earl, he was on my short list and your work shows his influence
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An excellent thread! Really looking forward to seeing the artists people will share


My current favourite is Alexander Tinei:
















My current second favourite is Andrew Salgado:











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Old 11-02-2018, 09:23 AM
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I can see why you like him Sarah. By the way, I just looked at your abstract work - Superb!

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Very hard to choose- because I admire so many!

Here is my shortlist.

for emotion- Alyssa Monks



for pushing boundaries- Jenny Saville



for narrative and composition- Nick Alm





Many more that I admire...
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Thanks Sarah for introducing Andrew Salgado I really like his large scale works.
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We have similar tastes Bethany. Nick Alm Is one of my favorites. If ur interested u can hear nick alm and Alyssa monks interviewed on the “John dalton Gently Does It” podcast. Many others as well. -Earl
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I can see why you like him Sarah. By the way, I just looked at your abstract work - Superb!
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Thanks Sarah for introducing Andrew Salgado I really like his large scale works.
You're welcome! He does fantastic work


I have some more to share:


Cosmin Vaida:



Euan Uglow:



Henry Asencio:



Jylian Gustin:



Vasyl Khodakivskyi:



And for superb draftmanship and mastery of unusual perspectives in the figure, Paul Cadmus:
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Oh I have to get out more! I can't recall seeing an Anders Zorn painting in real life... and there are so many fantastic figure paintings/painters past and present... and so many I haven't even heard of, I don't have any to add here but keep it up

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We have similar tastes Bethany. Nick Alm Is one of my favorites. If ur interested u can hear nick alm and Alyssa monks interviewed on the “John dalton Gently Does It” podcast. Many others as well. -Earl

Thank you for the suggestion- I am a podcast fan!
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There are so many that it's hard to just pick one or two from both the past and present. But here's one that I've added to my very long list recently:

Dennis Sarazhin





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It's great that we are already seeing artists that we may not know and how they have influenced forum members. i hope this is what you had in mind Chris
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It's fantastic

I always look at the new posts in the thread about recent paintings people like in Cafe Guerbois, but I'm really interested in how people work with the figure. Although I did life drawing classes for years, I've only been producing finished paintings of the figure for three years or so, so still very much a learner.

I wonder if this thread could be stickied, please?
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I think thats on the cards already Sarah if it builds the way its started. Glad you like it
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