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Contemporary Figurative Painting: From Lynette Yiadom-Boakye to Luc Tuymans and Kerry James Marshall

Figurative painting is going through a burst of innovation right now. Examine its resurgence as a response to times of social change, and explore how a time-honored art form is being reinvisioned to address contemporary issues. We will look at painters who push the envelope of figuration: Michaël Borremans, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Adrian Ghenie, Kerry James Marshall, Jenny Saville, Tschabalala Self, Amy Sherald, Luc Tuymans, Kehinde Wiley, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, among others.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the evolution of figurative painting
  • Familiarity with leading contemporary figurative artists

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing arts professionals
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