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Figure Forward: Works by Bay Area Figurative Artists
Price Free
Age Suitability All Ages
Categories Painting Museums

Figure Forward: Works by Bay Area Figurative Artists

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 11:00a to 4:00p

At a time when Abstract Expressionism was at its zenith in the 1950s, a small group of Bay Area artists returned to representations of form in their work. Known today as the Bay Area Figurative artists, they retained the gestural movements, thickly applied paint, and vibrant colors characteristic of Abstract Expressionism, yet rejected its elimination of the figure. They claimed that the inclination to draw natural forms, especially the human figure, was instinctual. Their commitment to this notion… Show more

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de Saisset Museum
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000
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