Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Another illustration by G. Pavis shows an artist's model in sub freezing temperatures.
See more at Cubism and Fauvism in La Vie Parisienne
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Hercules, Mercury rear view, Mercury front view.
Jupiter, three views
Apollo Didymaeus rear view and front view, Hercules
Discabolus, Venus, ApolloSpecimens of Antient Sculpture, Aegyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman was published by the Society of Dilettanti in 1809. The Society sought to bridge the gap between ancients and moderns. a description of the Society is in Dilettanti: the antic and the antique in eighteenth-century England By Bruce Redford, J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute. A copy of the original book sold for £580 in 2010. Thirteen are listed in Libraries around the world.
The prints are for sale on Ebay.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Without fashion: 20 Female studies from the nude in Heliogravure from nature for artists and art lovers.
Ohne Mode: 20 Weibliche Aktstudien nach der Natur in Heliogravüre für Künstler und Kunstfreunde. Leipzig A. Schumann's Verlag (1902)
Description by a bookseller: "20 weibliche Aktstudien nach der Natur von W. Hümmer in Heliogravure vervielfältigt von der Kunstanstalt Obernetter München". Rare portfolio with 20 photographs of females in the nude by W. Hümmer. Photos are on heavy card stock. "20 female studies reproduced from the nude from nature by W. Hümmer in photogravure of the Art Institute Obernetter Munich"
Ohne Mode: 20 Weibliche Aktstudien nach der Natur in Heliogravüre für Künstler und Kunstfreunde. On Ebay
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Proportions of the adult male
Proportions of a newborn and proportions of a two year old.
Plates describing the proportions of the human body from Der schoene Mensch im Altertum. Eine Geschichte des Koerper ideals bei Aegyptern, Orientalen u. Griechen.
The beautiful man in antiquity. A history of the body ideal for Egyptians, Greeks and Orientals.
There are 2 volumns, click here to see volume 2 for sale on Ebay.
Ideale Nacktheit in Der Griechischen Kunst (Jahrbuch Des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts, 26. Erganzungsheft)
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Two drawings of female models by Victor Bergdahl who was the first in Sweden to make animated cartoons, here's a link to a biography on Lambiek.net.
Click here to see two drawings for sale on Ebay.
Link to an article published for the Eksjo Animation Festival.
Victor Bergdahl - IMDB page, list of films.
Animations of humans on the web
Links to Muybridge's studies of movement
Studies of humans walking
The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking--From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3- D Animation
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