Figurative art describes artwork - particularly oil paintings - which are clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition representational. The term "figurative art" is often taken to mean art which represents the human figure, or even an animal figure, and, though this is often the case, it is not necessarily so. Painting can therefore be divided into the categories of figurative and abstract, although, strictly speaking, abstract art is derived (or abstracted) from a figurative source. However, the term is usually used as a synonym for non-representational art, i.e. art which has no derivation from figures or objects.
The most Famous Figurative artists include names like Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Bouguereau and many others ( browse Figurative Art Paintings below ).