Pre-War Figurative Art

(1922 - 1950)

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Pre-War Figurative Art

 

The term has been particularly used since the arrival of abstract art to refer to artists that retain aspects of the real world as their subject matter, though in a general sense figurative also applies retrospectively to all art before abstract art. Modern figurative art can be seen as distinct from modern realism in that figurative art uses modern idioms, while modern realists work in styles predating post-impressionism (more or less). In fact, modern figurative art is more or less identical with the general current of expressionism that can be traced through the twentieth century and on. Picasso after about 1920 is the great exemplar of modern figurative painting, and Alberto Giacometti from about 1940 is the great figurative sculptor. After the Second World War figuration can be tracked through the work of Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the other artists of the School of London, and through pop art, neo-expressionism, and new spirit painting.

Artworks in this theme

Christ (1923)

Imre Ladányi

Farewell to the soldiers going to war (1915)

Ödön Miklósi-Mutschenbacher

Sinking of Titanic (1912)

Thomas Bodnár

Bathing woman (1927)

István Cserepes

Street in Castelnuovo (1918)

Jenő György Remsey

Strike (1933)

Imre Ladányi

Neighbors (1929)

Lenke (Madeleine) Szemere

Still life with blue vase (1931)

Mária Lehel

Girl with a dried flower (1964)

Albert Kováts

Horse bathing (1940)

Ferenc Helbing

Steamboats on the Chesapeake Bay (1929)

Artúr Podolini-Volkmann

Francis II Rákoczi (1910)

Gyula Tichy

African girl (1930)

Jenő Szantrucsek

Self-portrait (1935)

Anna Oelmacher

Sicily (1937)

Andor Sugár

Cavalryman (1831)

artist unknown

Salute to Miklós Horthy (1935)

Elek Győri

Hospitality (1933)

Zoltán Klie

Siblings (1920)

Nelly Timkó

Woman with white hat (1920)

Mariska Undi

Csopak (1920)

Árpád Basch

Football player (Vintage Photomontage) (1915)

István Kerny

Nude (dancer Flóra Korb), (1927)

János Marosi Tímár

Still life (1945)

Imre Ladányi

Portrait of writer Lydia Kovács (1913)

Aladár Kacziány

In a bar (1934)

Ernő Adler Kaba

At the window (1941)

Andor Endre Fenyő

Parisian street (1912)

Viktor Erdei

Factory on the banks of the Danube (1929)

István Cserepes

In the room (1906)

Ferenc Lehel

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