the Art of drawing the human form

February 20, 2011

 “A work of art goes through various phases of development, but in each phase it is always a mark of art. (There in lies the importance of sketches.) – Hans Hofmann

The second level art students began an investigation of life drawing and sketching the human form.  Similar to Henry Moore’s sculpture inspired by the human figure, students were to farther  develop these sketches into three-dimensional abstract sculptures. One result of the project was the creation of excellent sketches. Hans Hofmann was correct in stating that at each phase of creative development there lays a potential for a mark of art. Included are  a few examples of this creative process.                                      

     Tina’s human figures  

Besides using the traditional live classroom models, students had access to an excellent high-tech website which offers over 200,000 various poses of the human form.  The site, posemania.com is a great way for students to investigate and study the visual opportunities. http://www.posemaniacs.com/ 




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