The fluid spontaneity of the reclining figure belies Alcuaz; careful
compositional juxtaposition of neutral color and line, as charm becomes
one element in the general conception of the figure.
Traditional painting of the human figure, with its roots in the classical
model, would seem, at times, to have all but disappeared. But there
are artists like Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, who see in the figure a dynamic
that applies to all eras. Alcuaz subtly explores the waxy flexibility of the
odalisque, who bend and twist to demands that mix the aesthetic with