Representational painting, drawing and sculpture centering on the human figure have returned to assert their prominence in the mainstream of visual art, and figurative art is once again at the forefront of contemporary cultural discourse.
From ancient to recent times, artists have used the human form as a means to express their innermost thoughts and highest ideals. Historically, artists devoted years of training to master the nuances and complexities of the bodyâ€™s representation in art.
Today, the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art advances this tradition as the basis for the development of vital contemporary art. The study of the human body and its conceptual and metaphorical aspects are central to the Academyâ€™s intensive curriculum, leading to the Masters of Fine Arts degree.
The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, who were interested in fostering the resurgence of figurative and representational art.
In 1993, it purchased the current facility at 111 Frankli...
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