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03/09/2021

Reading the Body: The Landmarks

Join me Wednesday the 17th for a lecture and Q&A on my new book, "Dynamic Human Anatomy". "Dynamic Human Anatomy" picks up where my prior publication "Basic Human Anatomy" leaves off and offers artists and art students a deeper understanding of anatomy, including anatomy in motion, and how that essential skill is applied to the creation of fine figurative art.
03/01/2021

Drawing the Hand

The hand is a marvel of functionality and aesthetics. The complexity of its forms and its inherent mutability make it a challenging but extremely rewarding subject. This complexity can be better understood by conceptualizing its forms. In my anatomy and figure-drawing classes, I teach my students to focus on only a few essential characteristics of the hand at any given time, limiting its complexity. This method— which can be applied to other subjects as well—was developed during the Renaissance and has been further refined since.
05/25/2020

Understanding Contrapposto

Contrapposto describes a category of pose that artists have favored for thousands of years. Even though “contrapposto” is an Italian word, the earliest sculptures that depict the human body posed in this specific stance date back to the 5th century B.C. in classical Greece. The typical contrapposto pose shows the counterposing of various segments of the figure: The pelvis and rib cage are tilted in opposite directions, and one leg is straight while the other is bent. This deliberate counterposing can contribute various expressive qualities to a figure.
05/01/2020

Free Webinar | Niccolo’ Dell’Arca Compianto del Cristo

Free Webinar | Saturday, May 2 at 12pm (EST) | Dell’Arca’s Compianto del Cristo Morto is tucked away in Bologna […]
03/15/2020

Art, Anatomy and Renaissance

During the Renaissance artists attend or perform anatomical dissections as part of their artistic training with the purpose of creating […]
02/28/2020

Biomandala & Panopticon at the “Art on Paper”

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