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recliningnudestudysunlight1seriesEver since artists began creating art, they have incorporated sexual themes into their work. Ancient civilizations were replete with sexual or erotic imagery, and their relationship to sex and the human body is clear. It could be said that the beginning of all art is the human figure. As children we draw it in stick form.

Early Greeks and Romans established the classical standards for sculpting the human figure. The painters of the
Renaissance carried the classical notion of the nude onto the painted canvas.
The Pre-Raphaelites of the late 1900s rejoiced in the sensuality of the human form.
The cubist and surrealists stretched and strained the figure to its visual limits in the early part of the 20th Century.

"The living model, the naked body of a woman, is the privileged seat of feeling, but also of questioning... The model must mark you, awaken in you an emotion which you seek in turn to express".
(Henri Matisse) 

Gift for LIFE
Figurative art collection represented in the gallery by renowned sculptors John.W. Mills
Artists: John W. Mills,  Katya Gridneva, Darren Baker, Gordon King, Domy Reiter-Soffer, Mark Clark, Norik Dilanchyan, Seth Garland, Anne Farrall Doyle,  Regina Noakes and Jeff Childs


We welcome enquiry for special commission.

ICAS logo 200 x 85For all private or corporate commission by our gallery artists, please contact Sunil Vilas call 01462 677455 or email:

original painting by Kathy Gridneva title Saxophone
Original study drawing reclining nude
Original study drawing Nude by Katya Gridneva
Original painting by Katya Gridneva
John W. Mills bronze sculpture
Original painting by Katya Gridneva
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