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Cast of Roman sculpture

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Figure Anatomy for the Artist taught by Roberto Osti

Conquer the complexities of figure drawing with the indispensable system of line, shape and form used by da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo!

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Category Drawing
Type Sculpture
Subject Figure
Material Other
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. These are photos of Casts that can be used for copying and to study Anatomy

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Dear Students, during my recent trip to Italy I visited a lot of museums and I took some photos, these are casts of Classical Roman statues and you can use them for copying and for studying Anatomy, please not the accurate description of the human anatomy in these pieces! The Classics really knew their Anatomy! The great advantage of using casts for practicing Anatomical drawing is that the cast never moves and can hold a very strained position for ever. Please use the Anatomical charts you find in the platform and try to identify the muscles you see in these casts. Enjoy! Roberto

01/25/2014 Flag

I rummaged in my Anatomy sketchbook and I found this study of the muscles of the torso and armpit I prepared a few years ago for one of my anatomy lessons, you can use it to identify the muscles you see in the casts.

01/25/2014 Flag

Will plan on doing this when I get to that point in the lectures.

10/06/2014 Flag

Roberto, your post prompted me to dig out all the photos I took when I visited Italy in 1998 and again in 2001. I had forgotten that I took a lot of pictures of Statues/casts. I was fascinated by them. When I looked at the Michelangelo's Pieta at St. Peter's Basilica I had tears in my eyes. It has taken me this long to take pencil in hand and start drawing. I very much love your course and I know I will learn a great deal. My son lives in Philadelphia and I visit him and plan on checking out the University of Arts. Both of us are Alumni of Drexel University. I prefer the milder climate and live in Arizona now. Helga

02/12/2015 Flag