Ten of the top figurative artists today will be showing their final paintings after 5 days of painting from the same pose, at the historic Guild Of Boston Artists. Family friendly, although there will be nudity in the paintings. Wine and cheese available.
2017 was a year of upheaval. A renewed political awareness led to massive protests not seen in decades. In Boston, the Women’s March filled the Common the day after the presidential inauguration. From #Metoo to Charlottesville, there is no doubt this is a time of change. There is a contentious dialogue taking place between pink pussyhats and Make America Great Again baseball caps.
The 2018 Boston Figure Painting Competition seeks to join that conversation.
This year's pose will be taken directly from a nineteenth century work by an academic master. It will be up to the competitors to give the pose a new context that will alter its original meaning and make it relevant to a contemporary audience.
One month prior to the competition, the competitors will be informed of the 19th century work chosen for the pose.