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Types Of Figurative Canvas Art

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Figurative canvas art is by definition representational and retains a strong association with the real world.  Typically this style is centered on the human figure but it also often encompasses animal figures and the artist's view of the world.  Landscapes, buildings, flowers and the everyday walk in life can be part of the artist's inspiration.

Figurative canvas art has several formal elements of aesthetic effects that create each design piece.  There are many more than we expect, and each of these elements include:  light and dark, mass and volume, texture and color, line, shape, and perspective.  Over the past four centuries there have been many artists who have expressed themselves using different facets and parameters to form their individual style of figurative canvas art.
 
This style can be interpreted in many ways.  Here are a few artists and their differences.  The first artist highlighted delves into issues that affect people on an environmental, cultural and political platform.  Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a 1983 Emily Carr School of Art and Design graduate.  He resides in Vancouver, BC Canada where he incorporates the Coast Salish traditions, the coastal Northwest design elements, and traditional Western landscapes.  His 2006 'New Chiefs on the Land' piece is very stimulating, offensive and thought provoking.  He takes the Salish traditional art and personifies them as modern day businessmen and politicians. 

Another artist that has a completely different style than Yuxweluptun is Jenny Oeleis who graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2005.  Her color palette is in direct relationship to the emotion she is feeling either personally or perceived when creating her pieces.  A great example would be her piece, Nae.  Using thick brush strokes and vivid reds, oranges and blues, she paints a face of a young woman.  Her expression complimented with that color scheme, might give the viewer a sense of anger and sadness.

The third that will be highlighted is Ando Hiroshige.  He was a low-ranked samurai fireman and his given name was Utagawa Hiroshige.  He was born in 1797 and died in 1858.  In 1811, at the age of 15, he was accepted into Toyohiro's studio.  That same year he earned his artists’ name, Ichiyusai, and became licensed.  He enjoyed and was known mostly for his landscape paintings.  Autumn Moon Over Tama River depicts another side of figurative canvas art.  A misty full moon shines down on the people fishing from the river bank near a willow tree.  This masterpiece is one in a set of eight and was considered to be his finest of landscaping designs.

Adding figurative canvas art to the home or office will bring many years of exquisite satisfaction.  The choices of landscaping and their diversity within stunning and colorful sunsets, majestic awe inspired wildlife, the human experience, or vivid geometrics ... there are so many options that all will be able to find the perfect piece to complete any wall in any type of environment.  Skilled artisans, from all walks of life and spanning several centuries will bring richness and enjoyment with their masterpieces.


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