Definition of figuration
2 : the act or process of creating or providing a figure
3 : an act or instance of representation in figures and shapes cubism was explained as a synthesis of colored figurations of objects — Janet Flanner
4 : ornamentation of a musical passage by using decorative and usually repetitive figures
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Here Bunnett turned in intricate figurations on flute while most of the rest of the band chanted urgently alongside her.
Following the censorship of her work, in 1945, Rama eschewed figuration for years, aligning herself with the Concrete Art movement’s project of geometric abstraction.
So there arose a push-pull between abstract forms and figuration (the same thing was happening in Europe) that yielded a rich variety of original work.
The dark humor, vibrant color and eccentricity that are hallmarks of Ms. Schutz’s imaginative narrative paintings, which mix abstraction and figuration, will be fully on view in this show of her recent work.
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