Definition of 'figurative'
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The gallery specialises in contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her own work often walks a fine line between figurative art and something more elemental and emotional. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Has photography rendered figurative art pointless? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Photographs are allowed, but artists are still often uneasy about figurative paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So far, his art has remained figurative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His figurative work manages to be at once utterly contemporary and connected to the great lessons of European figurative art. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An energetic retrospective of figurative and portrait paintings by the 20th-century American artist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Paradoxically, much figurative art uses excessive detail to cover up, to make things more dense and to deny space. Improve Your Landscape PaintingA moving retrospective of figurative and portrait paintings by the US artist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I left figurative art because I was bored of it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'figurative'
British English: figurative ADJECTIVE
If you use a word or expression in a figurative sense, you use it with a more abstract meaning than its ordinary literal one.
...an event that will change your route–in both the literal and figurative sense.
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