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Anatomy Lessons from the Great Mastersby Robert Beverly Hale
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This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form.
Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces, the book presents work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and other greats. These superb portrayers of figures knew that the secret of drawing them was seeing how underlying bone and muscle structures mold the bodys surface forms. Readers are shown how to learn from these great examples as the authors guide them through all the steps they would take in a life class or studio working with live models.
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Students of figure drawing will be pleased to have access to this paperbound reprint of the 1977 work, which itself was a sequel to Hale's famous Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters. One hundred masterpieces of figure drawing are analyzed in anatomical terms to convey the knowledge of bones, musculature, and proportion that the Old Masters incorporated into their work.
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This classic book is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the drawing principles behind 100 inspiring masterpieces, this book presents works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt and others. 230 illustrations.
About the Author
Robert Beverly Hale was Americas best-known teacher of figure/anatomy drawing during his long years as an instructor at the Art Students League and other fine institutions. The late master also curated American paintings and sculpture for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Terence Coyle, an artist and respected teacher whose work is exhibited often and included in many notable collections, homes in New York and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
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