Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters: 45th Anniversary Edition

Paperback | August 1, 1989

byRobert Beverly HaleForeword byJacob Collins

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A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world.

Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings—including works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Goya, and Rembrandt among others—Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, light and planes, mass, position and thrust, and anatomy. With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated. Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters.

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This famous work enables artists to learn drawing as those of the past did -- by study and emulation of the masters.

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A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world...

ROBERT BEVERLY HALE was the Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a world-renowned teacher at New York Student’s Art League for 40 years, and Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Lecturer on Anatomy at Columbia University. He also co-authored Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10.8 × 8.2 × 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

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ISBN - 10:0823014010

ISBN - 13:9780823014019

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This famous work enables artists to learn drawing as those of the past did -- by study and emulation of the masters.