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People on Boats in the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-08-26 11:46
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Cliffs and Coastal Paths in the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-08-26 11:00
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Kristian Evju was awarded the £5,000 cash prize for his painting Interventions IV
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Fri, 2021-07-30 14:36
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Bennybeg Farm, Crieff by Tony Allain PS ARSMA
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Wed, 2021-07-28 10:55
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We spoke to some of the previous prize winners from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2020, about their experience of submitting work alongside members, and how the exhibition benefited them.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-07-22 15:36
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There are a significant number of paintings within Figurative Art Now that feature phones and laptops, which are very reflective of our modern world, highlighting the ways in which the majority of us are switched on and plugged in almost constantly
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Mon, 2021-07-05 10:41
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Over the course of the pandemic, pets have been a real source of joy for many of us, bringing happiness and companionship to our otherwise isolated days, and these paintings can be seen as a celebration of our furry friends!
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Fri, 2021-07-02 16:36
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Many of the works in this collection of paintings looking at the High Street, focus on the people that inhabit the spaces
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Fri, 2021-07-02 11:58
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Art History is full of Bathers, whether scenes from, or inspired by ancient Greek and Roman mythology; the late 19th and 20th Century where the bathing nude was used to express intimate domesticity, more radical views of naturalising the human form, or as a timeless image to explore representational painting itself. Figurative Art Now has its share of contemporary Baths and Bathers.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-07-01 17:16
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More than ever, we’re aware of the wonderful work of medical professionals, doctors, nurses, and carers. And of our own fragility. Amongst the horrors of the last year and a half, it’s been reassuring to know there is an army of people dedicated to caring for us when we are most in need. We also began to recognise a much wider group of people as Key Workers, those stacking supermarket shelves so we are fed, those delivery people bringing us our essential shopping when we couldn’t go out. We’ve rightly started to thinking of these people as heroes.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-07-01 16:36
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Over lockdown, many of us were faced with extended periods of isolation and loneliness. Now we are finally able to see and spend time with our loved ones again, and to meet new people to explore intimate moments with. A celebration of couples kissing one another can be seen within Figurative Art Now’s online exhibition.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-07-01 16:05
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Apples are a common fruit that have a long and rich history within the art world, regularly being portrayed by artists across the globe. Their symbolism is rich and varied, ranging from representing original sin within Christianity, to being used to represent wealth, knowledge and power by the Ancient Greeks. Within this blog post we will be taking a look at the exciting variety of ways in which contemporary artists within the Figurative Art Now Online Exhibition have captured the fruit.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2021-07-01 15:34