Sculpting the Figure in Clay: An Artistic and Technical Journey to Understanding the Creative and Dynamic Forces in Figurative
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SCULPTING THE HUMAN FIGURE IN CLAYIn Sculpting the Figure in Clay,acclaimed portrait bust sculptor and author Peter Rubino teaches a master class in the essentials of figurative sculpture. In this intensive, all-inclusive guide, he introduces students to a natural, straightforward geometry that will help them become masters at forming figures in clay. Rubino’s unique approach utilizes a geometric system consisting of blocks, simple shapes, and guidelines that instruct students in a new and instinctive sculptural style. With these easy-to-follow instructions and informative concepts, students will see figures as the basic shapes beneath the form as well as learn vital approaches such as BLT: Bend, Lean, and Turn, to create evocative expression, and the Three Ps: Position, Proportion, and Planes, for accurate representation. This unparalleled resource is the definitive guide to figurative sculpture.TOPICS INCLUDE:• The Fundamentals of the Clay Torso• Observing the Model• Essential Materials and Tools• Sculpting the Female Torso from the Live Model• Sculpting the Reclining Figure from the Live Model• Sculpting the Hand, Foot, and Lower Arm• Plus Many Photographic Reference Poses for continued Study
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0823099245
- UPC: 884164356681
Manuel Neri and the Assertion of Modern Figurative
Manuel Neri is widely recognized for his life-size figurative sculptures in plaster, bronze, and marble. His work echoed the commitment of earlier artists, such as Alberto Giacometti and Marino Marini, who used the figure as a vehicle to express Modernist ideals in the aftermath of World War II. Manuel Neri and the Assertion of Modern Figurative Sculpture traces the development of these sculptural ideas of the figurative motif and illuminates the enduring sculptural form and humanist ideas present in Neri's work. Representing the breadth of the artist's oeuvre, this book offers insights into the development of Neri's sculpture and a fresh perspective on his contributions to contemporary art. With approximately 400 color images, it captures Neri's engagement with Modernism, tradition, and humanity's struggle to understand itself. An introduction by Alexander Nemerov and essay by Bruce Nixon illustrate Neri's lifelong involvement with the most creative traditions to capture the modern age―in all its contradictions, vulnerabilities, and possibilities―in the enduring mirror of the human body.
- ASIN: 1503605485
Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces: A Guide to Modeling the Head and Face with
Sculpting the human face presents a unique artistic challenge—but this richly illustrated guide thoroughly demystifies the process. Instructor Alex Irvine goes step-by-step, explaining everything from creating basic, rough outlines to surface refinements to finely detailed replicas. Photographs of models and sketches appear alongside the actual sculpture, and a gallery of contemporary work inspires.
- Brand: Lark Books NC
- ASIN: 1454707763
- UPC: 884158736123
The Portrait in Clay: A Technical, Artistic, and Philosophical Journey Toward Understanding the Dynamic and Creative Forces in Portrait
Simulating a workshop studio course, this book provides action-photography sequences that enable readers to observe every step a master sculptor takes in building a portrait in clay.
- ASIN: 0823041026
An Artist's Guide to Proportions & Measurements of the Skeletal
Award Wining book at the International Latino Book Awards 2016 Teaching classical figure sculpture since 1996 has given me insight into student’s common mistakes and questions. I have heard over and over: “Are my proportions correct?” “Is the head too big?” “Do the hands look all right?” “Are the legs too short?” These are the questions that compelled me to write this book. This is not your typical anatomy book, there are plenty good ones already. This is a GUIDE, a WORKBOOK full of useful information about the human figure, its relative proportions, measurements and many more surprises. The best use for the book is to have it opened next to you as you work on your piece, using it as a quick guide. My main goal was to teach artists in a very clear, easy to understand and concise way the most important “Human Relative Proportions” and “Prominent Bone Landmarks” of the human figure This book contains 234 pages and over 200 original illustrations. In order to make the book as condensed and visually friendly as possible, I have limited the technical terms to those which I consider essential to an art student. Instructional illustrations appear on the right-hand page and corresponding explanations on the left. I tried not to crowd the illustration with too mu...
- ASIN: 1497403936
Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative
This volume, on a unique and wide-ranging collection of figural sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa, examines not only each distinctive piece, but also how these works of art express value systems and cultural relationships both inside and outside Africa. The Richard H. Scheller Collection, presented in this book and on display at the de Young in San Francisco, offers a diverse portrait of sub-Saharan African sculpture. More than 100 distinct ethnic groups from more than 20 present-day countries are represented by works of art spanning several centuries and encompassing a broad array of styles. These objects represent ancestors, express community values, and serve religious and ceremonial purposes. Beautifully photographed in natural light, the sculptures range in style from classic and iconic to rare and unusual. The geographical breadth of the collection and the variations in the depictions will allow readers to explore both the histories and formal qualities of the genre. Texts by leading scholars enhance the understanding of 122 objects, alongside essays on major sculptures and themes. Writings on the scientific testing of pieces and the process of photographing the works round out this volume that expands our understanding of African figurative art.
- Brand: Prestel Publishing
- ASIN: 3791354337
From Clay to Bronze: A Studio Guide to Figurative
Going beyond theory straight to hands-on practice, this studio workbook is devoted to the creation of a large, realistic bronze figure, from initial studies through the complex processes of enlarging, modeling, molding, casting, and finishing. First the book deals with preparing the clay, building the armature, developing the figure study, and enlarging it. Then casting is explored, plaster waste, flexible molds, systems of lost-wax casting, metal chasing, welding, mounting, and patinas. Tips on the maintenance and restoration of bronze sculpture are included.
- Brand: WATSON-GUPTILL
- ASIN: 0823006387
Figure Sculpting Volume 1: Planes and Construction Techniques in
In their third book on modeling techniques in clay Philippe and Charisse Faraut present a comprehensive approach to the complex subject of the human figure. Over 700 photos and illustrations are used to demonstrate series of exercises for the head, torso, arms, hands, legs, feet and full figure that promote rapid progress while learning the anatomy specifically relevant to the 3D artist. The traditional clay sculptor, as well as the digital sculptor, will find information on structure, planes, balance and the subtle details that are required in order to master this art. Further features include: small to life-size sculpture studies, step-by-step demonstrations, explanations for rhythm lines and S curves, illustrations for bones and muscles, numerous examples of sculpted hands and feet along with firing and finishing techniques.
- ASIN: 0975506587
Masters of American Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition from the American Renaissance to the
Commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the National Sculpture Society, this important history traces America's rich heritage of figurative sculpture from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 to the present. It explores the full range of the subject, including massive works such as Mount Rushmore as well as Augustus Saint-Gaudens's exquisite twenty-dollar gold piece. Illustrated with more than 275 outstanding examples of American figurative sculpture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Masters of American Sculpture begins with an analysis of the influence of Beaux-Arts tradition on the creation of the great public monuments of the United States. With this background, the book moves on to survey chronologically such important categories of sculpture as equestrian monuments, tributes to war heroes, and portraits. In his wide-ranging text, the author, Donald Martin Reynolds, provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. He includes a section on medallic art, a category usually neglected in sculpture surveys, and also devotes a chapter to American Indians, both as widely favored subjects for sculpture and as sculptors themselves. Not neglecting genre, the author deals extensively with the large group of sculptors who concentrate on works portraying everyday peop...
- Brand: Brand: Abbeville Press
- ASIN: 1558592768
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