Figurative and Representational Art

A collection of original figurative and representational art and paintings for sale from SOHO’s online gallery.

A category for artworks that represent recogniSable material in the visible world, as opposed to abstract art. The variety of approaches to modern representational art is enormous and almost as diverse as the history of art itself. In painting, representation ranges from Photorealism at one end of the spectrum to nearly abstract (like Pablo Picasso’s Analytic Cubism) at the other. For much of the 20th century, representational and figurative painting was largely ignored by the Western avant-garde, but the course changed with the 1980s emergence of painters like Anselm Kiefer & Jean-Michel Basquiat.