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Drawing lessons from the great masters /

by Hale, Robert Beverly [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 271 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0823014010 (pbk.); 0823014002.Subject(s): Anatomy, Artistic | Figure drawing | Human figure in artSummary: In this book, the author analyzes the master drawings he has selected to accompany his text from the standpoint of good draftsmanship. He demonstrates that the teacher of figure drawing must be aware of the deceitfulness of individual appearance; he must be aware of artistic structure, light and shade, pattern, movement and rhythm. The author takes care to point out the knowledge of artistic anatomy displayed by the artist, as well as the artist's control of light, use of planes, feelings and personal point-of-view. In other words, the author stresses those qualities which make a drawing both a masterpiece and a personal statement. List(s) this item appears in: Drawing 1.1 | Drawing 1.2 | Life Drawing 1.2 | Life Drawing 2.1
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Includes index.

In this book, the author analyzes the master drawings he has selected to accompany his text from the standpoint of good draftsmanship. He demonstrates that the teacher of figure drawing must be aware of the deceitfulness of individual appearance; he must be aware of artistic structure, light and shade, pattern, movement and rhythm. The author takes care to point out the knowledge of artistic anatomy displayed by the artist, as well as the artist's control of light, use of planes, feelings and personal point-of-view. In other words, the author stresses those qualities which make a drawing both a masterpiece and a personal statement.

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