Artistic renditions of the human form and figure have been a part of art since its inception. Figure art focuses on reproducing the human form, and the approaches to this can range in style from starkly realistic and anatomically correct creations to abstract compositions, and every which way in between.

With figure art, the emphasis is given to the form and shape of the subject, historically based off live models, though in recent times the use of photography for reference is more common, and focuses on the shape and line work of the human figure, to develop a fully fleshed out composition.

Some artists choose to focus on the relation of dark and light, and how it can form subtle and beautiful shapes worthy of recreation. While nude presentations of the subject can be common in figure art, the subject can be also be presented fully clothed, and in a variety of positions.

    • Fandango, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $500.00
      1.5cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      60cm (W) x
      Whilst sitting on my veranda fanning myself with an ornate fan one hot summer day, I started to visualize flamenco dancers dancing with fans. My imagination went to work and the seeds were sown to turn my idea to this quirky image. The cool colour palette gives this painting a completely different feel to other flamenco dancer inspired paintings which are...
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    • Optimism, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $550.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      51cm (W) x
      This is my effort in producing an artwork to lift my spirits and in turn to lift the spirits of those who view it in these trying and often depressing times. I started with a soft pink background then added some stencil work. The addition of a rainbow seemed to be the next logical step, (after all rainbows are said...
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    • Lady Liberty, Oil Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $2,420.00
      3cm (D) x
      101cm (H) x
      101cm (W) x
      Currently On SALE - Original Price $3150Love is a beautiful emotion, the most beautiful of all the human emotions. Yet in the country I now call home I cannot marry the person my heart has chosen. Who has the right to tell me who I can and cannot love? I will not sit idle in the pigeonhole society has tried...
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    • Frida Mania, Oil Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $1,890.00
      3cm (D) x
      45.5cm (H) x
      35.5cm (W) x
      This incredible woman needs no introduction, she has inspired so many of us and I am sure she will still light many a flame in years to come. I did two portraits in honour to Frida in her prime, completely oblivious to the phenomenal mark she will leave behind in years to come.In one I painted Frida in Chantilly lace...
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    • Hopes & Dreams, Watercolour Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $460.00
      0.1cm (D) x
      42cm (H) x
      30cm (W) x
      Music moves us and the most brilliant way man can express this is through dance. I find it mesmerizing to watch the little ones totally light up when their favourite tune of “Frozen” comes out of the boombox and they get their groove on... their joy is almost tangible. Is it not sad how when we grow older some of...
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    • She, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $300.00
      She
      3cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      60cm (W) x
      She – I am ever on the lookout for inspiration for my paintings. This one came when I was visiting friends on the NSW South Coast, when I noticed a small figurine on their window ledge. The simple, elegant lines so impressed me, that I just had to create a painting using her as my main subject. I decided to...
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    • Mine to Quell, Acrylic Painting by Rachael Higby Artist
    • $1,060.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      122cm (H) x
      91cm (W) x
      Soft pinks and pale blues and grey mingle and blend and are interjected with striking turquoise, deep purple and gleaming metallic gold. On this abstract background is a monochrome suggestion of a nude female figure.
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    • The Theory of Everything, Pencil Drawing by Sudha Palani Artist
    • $150.00
      0.1cm (D) x
      20.32cmcm (H) x
      25.40cmcm (W) x
      Stephen Hawking. I'm amazed with his Intelligence.Brief answers to Big Question is one the best thing I ever read. He said,"Our future is a race between the growing power of our technology and the wisdom with which we use it. Let's make sure that WISDOM wins."I was waiting to do his portrait. This pencil drawing done with Hb pencils. protected...
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    • LAUNDRY DAY IN KOLKATA, INDIA, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $440.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      46cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      WASHING DAY – KOLKATA - INDIAThis painting of washing laundry in Kolkata, was inspired by a wonderful journey in India.So much of life in India is lived in public.  Many manage to bathe modestly in public at village pumps.  Laundry is often performed in public and hung where ever space is available.  This can be trees, balconies, or in this case...
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    • A Greek Tragedy, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $400.00
      3cm (D) x
      46cm (H) x
      46cm (W) x
         Who doesn't love the theatre? This is my version of a "Greek Tragedy". The rich red curtains boldly frame the stylised statues and columns on the stage to create this painting. I believe that this artwork will resonate with thespians and lovers of the theatre.  It comes with an external 7.5 cm wide brushed gold wooden frame which takes the overall...
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    • THE KING, Acrylic Painting by IVANA PINAFFO Artist
    • $740.00
      4cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      38cm (W) x
      My Facebook friend from Italy who travels extensively has taken this photo. I asked her permission to use it as I loved the challenge to tackle a portrait. This gentleman is the king of Konyak Naga. His residence is placed half in Nagaland and half in Myanmar. I chose to use a linen canvas to compliment the subject.This painting is satin varnished...
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    • If Only ... 2, Acrylic Painting by Lesley Taylor Artist
    • $750.00
      4cm (D) x
      91.4cm (H) x
      91.4cm (W) x
      Pop Art meets Street Art.This woman is wondering, perhaps a little regretfully,  ‘if only’  How many times do we wonder how things would have turned out ‘if only ….’ ?A riot of patterns covers her hair and her thoughts are echoed in the tattoo on her neck.  Greys, terracotta, aqua, blues, pinks, red, purple,  acid yellow, greens and ochre give...
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    • Fa fa fa fa fashion, Acrylic Painting by Lesley Taylor Artist
    • $850.00
      4cm (D) x
      101.7cm (H) x
      101.7cm (W) x
      POP ART meets STREET ART.  One for all you fashion tragics out there.This woman leans against a graffiti wall with paste ups and posters, all targeting fashion.  Gloved hand to her head, she is planning what she will wear to fashion week.  As with the title, there are nods to David Bowie in the street style text on the wall. The...
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    • Renaissance RAnga, Acrylic Painting by Lesley Taylor Artist
    • $850.00
      4cm (D) x
      101.7cm (H) x
      101.7cm (W) x
      This renaissance woman hold back her magnificent chestnut hair and look at you imperiously.  She’s proud to be a red head (ranga).  She knows that…*Red hair occurs naturally in up to 2% of the human population,*Gingers are more likely to be sensitive to cold and hot sensations than people with different hair colours.*A lot of redheads are also left-handed.*Red hair does not turn...
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    • Facing up to the big 'C' words, Acrylic Painting by Lesley Taylor Artist
    • $750.00
      4cm (D) x
      76.3cm (H) x
      76.3cm (W) x
      POP ART meets STREET ART.  “Facing up to the big “C” words that the P.M. can’t bring himself to utter” … this is my response to recent devastating events in Australia.   Hang this where you wish to stimulate conversation and set a vibrant, eclectic mood. This woman is leaning against a wall which has paste ups and posters about floods and fires...
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    • Tam Coc - Vietnam, Acrylic Painting by Kathy Best Artist
    • $250.00
      4cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      46cm (W) x
      Artist: Kathy BestAcrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hangSigned on the frontInspired from a photo taken at Tam Coc in North Vietnam while on holidays. We paddled up the river filled with rice paddies with a backdrop of limestone cliffs - beautiful. This painting was created using a glazing technique of many thin layers.
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    • Waiting For Daddy, Oil Painting by Carmen McFaull Artist
    • $750.00
      3cm (D) x
      46cm (H) x
      46cm (W) x
      A soft expressive painting that possibly tells a story."Where is Daddy?" He's coming back. There is anticipation in the body language.
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    • Midnight Muse (framed), Oil Painting by Sandra Michele Knight Artist
    • $1,500.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      101cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      This semi abstract work depicts my interpretation of the Artist's Muse.The Muses are the inspirational goddesses of Literature, Science and the Arts in Greek Mythology. They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs and myths that were related orally for centuries in ancient culture.
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    • Reve, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • Sold.
      4cm (D) x
      45.5cm (H) x
      45.5cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity.My painting 'Reve' portrays the enjoyment and fulfilment of an artist of dance and movement. The art of ballet.This painting is ready to hang.Similar colours have been used on the edges of the canvas to match the painting. I’ve used high-quality oil pigments and it’s been well-varnished.If...
    • Mona In Blue, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • Sold.
      4cm (D) x
      51cm (H) x
      41cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity.My version of Mona in blue after viewing her at the Louvre.This painting is ready to hang. Similar colours have been used on the edges of the canvas to match the painting. I’ve used high-quality oil pigments and it’s been well-varnished.If you love this style but the...