Opera Gallery | The enduring appeal of figurative art, from the 1960s to today

Although figurative modes of paintings were continuously declared irrelevant during the 20th century as opposed to abstraction, there were artists who experimented with innovative approaches to portrait figurative subjects: for instance, Fernando Botero and his abundant shapes revisited in an original manner the figurative tradition of the history of art; or Marc Chagall transformed people of his native village and his life into colourful dreams. In recent years, figurative art has seen a remarkable resurgence in the acclaimed practices of artists such as George Condo through a cubist twist and Manolo Valdés that ingeniously reinterprets masters of the past. This video explores a selection of artists and artworks that are representative of the legacy of figuration from the 1960s to today.
Date: 26 June
Time: 6pm BST / 1pm EST
Watch it here: Opera Gallery Instagram
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