The Line Of Beauty: Affordable Art To Have In Your Home

"Whether it is the highly collectable and cutting-edge work of Chantal Joffe or Ishbel Myerscough making its way into your Instagram feed, or your weekend plans to visit the recent Modigliani retrospective at Tate Modern, there’s no denying it, figurative is back with force," says Luci Noel, of the Affordable Art Fair.

What is figurative art? Essentially, it's art that is representative of real-world objects – often the human body. "We’ve seen artists responding to a trend driven by those investing in original art who want to make a statement," says Luci. "Whether that’s simply a celebration of the human form through figurative art, or an affordable ode to the iconic works of Picasso, Freud and Emin increasingly taking centre stage in blockbuster exhibitions and being snapped up by private collectors."

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At the Affordable Art Fair, Luci and her colleagues have seen huge successes from artists like Henrietta Dubrey, Romily Alice Walden, Hock Tee Tan, and Ed Hodgkinson.

At first glance, this trend may seem to lend itself exclusively to the female form. But that's not always the case, says Luci. "Excitingly we’ve got some fresh figurative work coming to the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair that focuses on the male form by artist Adam Riches. Adam’s line drawings are bursting with an energy and fluidity that we cannot wait to see in the flesh."

If you want to pick up an original figurative art piece for yourself, Made in Arts London is selling work from the University of the Arts London students. If you'd prefer to save up and make do with prints for now, then click through to see our favourites.

Illustration: steff.ya
Steff.Ya Daydreamer, £28.32, available at Etsy
Artfully Walls Maria Wall Art, £318.00. Available at Anthropologie
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Illustration: Newel Design
Nawel G Illustration My island home, £18.06, available at Etsy
Illustation: The Colour Shop
The Colour Shop Giclee print minimal line drawing of nude woman, £20, available at Etsy
Céleste Hollak Nude 3, from £9.95, available at Junique
Illustration: Nude Study
Red Coloured Ferns Nude Study IV, £19.99, available at Etsy
Illustration: The Colour Study
Alex Blue by The Colour Study Woman's back line drawing, £35.20, available at Society 6
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Illustration: Blek Print
Blek Prints Nude sketch, £9.93, available at Etsy
Illustration: Yeah Nah Studio
Yeah Nah Studio Valentina Cigarette, £3.06, available at Etsy
Illustration: Tigerella
Tigerella Lying Figure, £9.50, available at Folksy
Rockett St George Framed Abstract Woman Art Print, £62, available at Rockett St George
Laxmi Hussain Motherhood Series, from £20, available at This Lakshmi
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Illustration: Ed and the Giant Peach
Ed and the Giant Peach Female Form Line Drawing, £9, available at Etsy
Illustration: Granny Pat Art
Granny Pat Art Charcoal Line Drawing, £45, available at Etsy
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