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The Greatest Works Art About the Human Figure

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List of famous Human figure art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Human figure paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Human figure works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Human figure has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Human figure art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

List features items like Figure with Meat, Burnt Earth, and many more

If you're looking to answer the question, "What is an example of Human figure art?" then this list will be of use to you.
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  • Figure with Meat
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    Figure with Meat is a 1954 painting by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. The figure is based on the Pope Innocent X portrait by Diego Velázquez; however, in the Bacon painting the Pope is shown as a gruesome figure and placed between two bisected halves of a cow. The carcass hanging in the background is likely derived from Rembrandt's Carcass of Beef, 1657. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. According to Mary Louise Schumacher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bacon appropriated the famous portrait, with its subject, enthroned and draped in satins and lace, his stare stern and full of authority. In Bacon's version, animal carcasses hang at the... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Francis Bacon
    • Subject: Human figure
    • Art Form: Painting
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    • Artist: Isamu Noguchi
    • Subject: Human figure
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    • Artist: Joan Mir
    • Subject: Human figure
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    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Subject: Human figure
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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