Figurativism Arts Online.
Figurative art, sometimes written as Figurativism, describes artwork - particularly paintings and sculptures - that is clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational. "Figurative art" is often defined in contrast to abstract art: Since the arrival of abstract art, term figurative has been used to refer to any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world. 'Figurativism' is not synonymous with figure painting (art that represents the human figure), although human and animal figures are frequent subjects. Nor is it a synonym of realist art.