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Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure

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Is there art after modernism? Many of today's art students and professionals are finding the answer—"yes"—lies in the long-neglected field of figurative sculpture, a demanding form of expression that requires extremely rigorous technical training. Most modern schools, however, are simply not equipped to provide the necessary technical background. The republication of this highly valuable text by Edouard Lanteri, renowned teacher, sculptor, and intimate friend of Rodin (Rodin called him "my dear master, my dear friend"), makes it possible for serious students to gain the requisite skills and bridge the gap between artistic concept and figurative realization. Representing at least three thousand years of studio lore, this readily understandable, authoritative guide is a goldmine of technical information, easily comprising a four-year sculpture curriculum unavailable elsewhere.

Beginning with a detailed study of modelling a head from a cast model, Lanteri gives meticulous descriptions of the anatomical features that comprise the head. Next, there are instructions for sculpting a bust from a live model: how to place the model, use the clay, take measurements, set up the all-important framework, put on hair, etc. The author also covers modelling the figure from nature, including such factors as the scale of proportions, posing the model, the chief line, contrasts of line, building up the figure, and more.

Part III covers sculpting in relief (poses, fixing the background, tools, superposition of planes, color, change of light, etc.); drapery (arrangement of folds, principles of radiation, flying drapery, etc.); and medals (proportion, working the mold, inscriptions, etc.). Also discussed are principles of composition, both in relief and in the round. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and diagrams, this work is the kind of comprehensive resource that should be a lifelong studio companion to the figure sculptor. 107 full-page photographic plates, 27 other photographs, 175 drawings and diagrams.

Synopsis:

Covers modelling from casts, live models; measurements; frameworks; scale of proportions; compositions; reliefs, drapery, medals, and more. 107 full-page photographic plates. 27 other photographs. 175 drawings and diagrams.

Synopsis:

Offering meticulous descriptions of the body's anatomical features, Lanteri — an intimate friend of Rodin — covers modelling from casts and live models; measurements; frameworks; scale of proportions; composition in both relief and in the round; drapery; adding inscriptions; and much more. 107 full-page photographic plates. 27 other photographs. 175 drawings and diagrams.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART I

  TOOLS

  THE FEATURES FROM THE CAST

  (a) The Mouth

  (b) The Nose

  (c) The Ear

  (d) The Eye

  THE HEAD FROM THE CAST

  (I) The Skull

  (2) The Muscles

PART II

  THE BUST FROM LIFE

  MEASUREMENTS

  DIAGRAM OF CONSTRUCTION OF FEATURES

  (a) Mouth

  (b) Nose

  (c) Ear

  (d) Eye

  TREATMENT OF HAIR

  MOUSTACHE AND BEARD

  DIAGRAM OF FACE

PART III

  FIGURE FROM NATURE

  FRAMEWORK

  SCALE OF PROPORTIONS

  POSING THE MODEL

  CHIEF LINE

  CONTRASTS OF LINES AND OF PROJECTION OF SURFACES

  BUILDING UP OF FIGURE

  MEASUREMENTS AND OSTEOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION OF FIGURE

  INFLUENCE OF OSTEOLOGY ON SUPERFICIAL FORMS

  RADIATION OF LINES

  EXAMPLE OF THE ILISSUS

  SPACES OF REST BETWEEN MASSES

  EXPRESSION IN MODELLING

  CONTINUATION OF LINES

  COMPARATIVE PROPORTIONS

  MUSCLES OF THE FIGURE

  PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CLAY MODEL AND DIAGRAMS

  THE SKELETON IN DIFFERENT VIEWS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486250069
Author:
Lanteri, Edouard
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Modeling
Subject:
Human figure in art
Subject:
Sculpture -- Technique.
Subject:
Sculpture & Installation
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
005e
Publication Date:
19851031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 1.16 lb

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Covers modelling from casts, live models; measurements; frameworks; scale of proportions; compositions; reliefs, drapery, medals, and more. 107 full-page photographic plates. 27 other photographs. 175 drawings and diagrams.

"Synopsis" by ,
Offering meticulous descriptions of the body's anatomical features, Lanteri — an intimate friend of Rodin — covers modelling from casts and live models; measurements; frameworks; scale of proportions; composition in both relief and in the round; drapery; adding inscriptions; and much more. 107 full-page photographic plates. 27 other photographs. 175 drawings and diagrams.
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