The human form (shape) is one of the most painted subjects, why?
Through our lives we spend a lot of time looking at people - our family, friends, relations, colleagues, strangers. We look closely at their facial expression and body language as part of the communication process.
We see every emotion in the figures, love, hate, concern, sympathy, jealousy, antipathy, caution and many more. We assess the person’s emotional state so we can respond accordingly.
Artists want to capture that emotion so that the painting communicates with you the viewer.
These paintings do not represent the figure or even a feature such as an eye, accurately but abstract it to capture the essence – a mixture of expression and body language.