The Nude Figure: A Visual Reference For The Artist by Mark Edward SmithThe Nude Figure: A Visual Reference For The Artist by Mark Edward Smith

The Nude Figure: A Visual Reference For The Artist

byMark Edward Smith

Paperback | June 1, 1998

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For thousands of artists lacking access to figure classes with live models, this portfolio of superbly photographed models provides a life-drawing studio right at home. An extensive compilation of traditional life drawing poses includes female and male figures in standing, seated, reclining, and action poses, each shown gracefully in circular movement, taking in all views: front, three-quarter-front, side, three-quarter back, and back. Each photograph is beautifully composed and lit, providing artists with all the nuances of muscle structure, line, and gesture to inspire fully developed figure drawings and paintings.
Mark Edward Smith, formerly of the The New York Times, is a world-class photographer whose published works include The Figure in Motion and books featuring grand European sites. He lives in Venice, Italy.
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Title:The Nude Figure: A Visual Reference For The ArtistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10.48 × 8.46 × 0.63 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823032329

ISBN - 13:9780823032327

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A valuable resource for artists, Nude Figure contains 450 photographic illustrations of the human body in motion and in classical drawing poses. Offering pictures of both the male and female forms, this book presents the human figure in reclining, action, standing and sitting positions. Careful attention to lighting and exposure reveal the details of muscular interplay and present the best available substitute for a live model.