Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure

Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure 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 req

  • Title: Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure
  • Author: Edouard Lanteri
  • ISBN: 9780486250069
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 tIs 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 .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.

    One thought on “Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure”

    1. Well done presentation of the modeling of the human figure in relief and in the round, covering clay casting, human anatomy, measurement and proportion, composition, and lots of good advice. I liked it well enough for a 110 year old book -- and I appreciate Dover's practice of reissuing such books -- but now I feel I need to read a more recent volume to solidify the concepts in my head.

    2. This book was recommended to me (as a beginning sculptor) by a well-established sculptor, and he was right in recommending it. I am not through reading it all, but it isn't the type of book you would really sit down and read from beginning to end. It is a great resource for figure sculptors. My biggest issue with this book is that it has so many pages in a small format, making it such a thick book that it requires the reader to prop open a page with something heavy if you want to refer to a draw [...]

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