100 Artists of the Male Figure
A Contemporary Anthology of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture
E. Gibbons brings to you, what is being referred to as, “The very first anthology of living artists of the classical male figure.” Works include contemporary, living artists of all genre from shocking realism to lively abstraction, making special note that this book contains NO photography, NO cartoons, NO digital art, and NO erotic images.
Atglen P.A. Images of the classical female figure are more prevalent in the contemporary figurative art world, as the nude male has been shunned as too potent or treated as a sex symbol. This book bravely showcases works by male and female artists from around the world, including Iran & China, that focus on this classic subject. Painting, drawings, and sculptures display broad and varied styles, including portraiture, studies, Pop Art, abstract, and photorealism.
Read each artist’s approach to the male figure through candid personal statements. Nearly 400 works capture masculine beauty in many styles. This resource brings balance to the figurative art world and is an ideal reference for artists, curators, dealers, students, and collectors. The author states in his introduction that there are many others who deserve to be here, but for lack of space, may be included in volume two should they be so fortunate.
E. Gibbons encourages his readers to explore the genre more fully by reviewing the artists’ contact page in the back of the book. “You may approach them via their websites, galleries, or e-mails, feel free to ask questions, compliment, or even inquire about a purchase or commission,” he says. “Each of these fine artists is creating work that I feel is visually priceless. Enjoy!”
E. Gibbons studied art in the United States and Osaka, Japan, and has exhibited around the world.
He is the resident artist and owner of the Firehouse Gallery in Bordentown, New Jersey. Contact the author at the website: www.100artistsbook.com
Gibbons’ book sells for $50.00 and can be purchased through the publisher at www.schifferbooks.com or your local bookseller.
Mar 19, 2011