Drawing Lessons From the Great Masters

Drawing Lessons From the Great Masters

Book - 1964
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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."
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, [1964]
ISBN: 9780823014019
Characteristics: 271 p. :,illus. ;,29 cm.


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Aug 14, 2011

This might be useful if you're an art student planning to devote your life to figure drawing (despite the author's urging, I have no plans to acquire my own human skeleton), but not so much for the amateur. Quality of the reproductions is mediocre & there's little in the way of instruction here.

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