Figurative art or figurativism, unlike abstract art (abstractionism), is an artistic style of visual arts based on the representation of forms, be it human beings, objects, animals, landscapes, among others.
The origin of figurative art dates back to centuries of human existence. Rock paintings already indicated the need for man to express emotions, feelings and to "copy" and reproduce figures of nature.
It can be realistic or stylized, as long as there is recognition of what has been designed . The Renaissance, the Baroque and the realism are examples of styles where the realist figurative, the mimetic ability of the painter counted a lot. More styles recent developments such as Impressionism and Expressionism are also figurative, but less interested in what we can call photorealism or "correct" representation of objects.