why paint the figure
From all the creatures of the animal kingdom, the human species has a predominance in the world like no other, we are the most adaptable and multi functional beings on earth.
for thousands of years we have represented the human figure in the center of sculptures, reliefs, and paintings.
because the human body is our tool in which we sense the world, representing it and creating art with it in its center is imperative.
the human body is one of the most difficult objects to paint, and any mistake is easily pointed out, succeeding in painting the figure teaches so much about representational painting that any other genre of painting becomes easy.