Anatomy for the Artist
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Anatomy for the Artist

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Description

Using superb specially commissioned photographs of male and female models together with historical and contempory works of art and her own illustrations Sarah shows us how to look inside the human frame to map its muscle groups skeletal strength balance poise and grace. Selected drawings superimposed over photographs reveal fascinating relationships between external appearance and internal structure. Six drawing classes guide the reader to see the human body afresh offering techniques and attitudes that imagiatively show how to observe and draw the skeleton. head ribcage pelvis hands and feet. By investigating ten Masterworks the author shows the knowledge and ideas of different artists across tie ranging from Holbein's Christ Entombed to Edward Hopper's Hotel Room. Each masterclass presents a photographed model set in the same pose so that anatomical comparisons can be made. Understanding anatomy is often the key to an artist's understanding and interpretation of the body. This imaginative modern reference book will enhance the drawing and painting techniques of artists and every level.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 250 x 292 x 25mm | 1,578.49g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0751334413
  • 9780751334418
  • 117,785

About Sarah Simblet

Sarah Simblet is an artist and academic specialising in anatomy. She has a studio in Oxford and holds the positions of Tutor in Drawing in the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and Visiting Lecturer in the Royal College of Art, London.show more

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