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ffigure - The form of a human, an animal or a thing; most often referring to an entire human form.

Also, a numerical or other symbol; a written or printed character; a graphic representation of a form.


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see thumbnail to rightMexico, Jalisco, El Arenal Brown style, Late Preclassic - Early Classic period, about 100 BCE - 300 CE, Standing Warrior (The "King"), ceramic with red slip, yellow, white, and black paint, 37 x 15 inches (94 x 38.1 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art. See Pre-Columbian art and Mesoamerican art.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJulio Gonzalez (Spanish, 1876-1942), Woman Doing Her Hair 1, c. 1931, forged and soldered iron, 168.5 x 54 x 27 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Harlequin, 1923, oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftCharles Demuth (American, 1883-1935), The Figure 5 in Gold, 1928, oil on cardboard, 35 1/2 x 30 inches (90.2 x 76.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAmedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920, Reclining Nude, 1917, oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 36 1/2 inches (60.6 x 92.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJacques Lipchitz (born Chaïm Jacob) (French, born Russia, 1891-1973), A Standing Person, 1916, plaster, 109.2 x 27.4 x 20.2 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightHenry Moore, OM, CH (English, 1898-1986), Recumbent Figure, 1938, green Hornton stone, 88.9 x 132.7 x 73.7 cm, weight 520 kg, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAmerican, Hasbro Corporation, All Your Base Are Belong to Us Rayn & Imposter, 2003, printed card and vacuum-formed sheet plastic packaging of plastic "action figures." These are dolls of course, but they're marketed action figures when they're intended for boys to play with. See package and a site about "All Your Base Are Belong to Us."

 

 

 

Also see angle, body art, clip art, egg-and-dart, figuration, figurative, figure-ground, mannequin, puppet, and statue.

 

 

 


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