Saturday, August 7, 2010

Charles-Ange Boily - Dessein - Human Proportions


Charles-Ange Boily published a book about drawing titled Dessein with 2 double page plates and 10 single page plates in 1763. I am not entirely sure, but I think this was part of the Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines By Denis Diderot, Fortuné Barthélemy de Félice.



These illustrations derive from Gerard Audran's work.

A reprint at Abebooks.com: Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines



These figures might derive from Berardino Genga. Link to more images at the University of Kansas Medical Center site. Blog site with more images.

 The skeletons derive from Vesalius.

Encyclopedie Ou Dictionnaire Universel Raisonne V19: Des Connoissances Humaines (1773) (French Edition)

Print at the New York Public Library Digital Library.

Engraving of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra at the Tartu University Library.

Gerard Audran's The Proportions of the Human Body The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels Andreas Vesalius: The Making, The Madman, and the Myth
Gerard Audran's The Proportions of the Human Body
The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels
Andreas Vesalius: The Making, The Madman, and the Myth

A school link about learning to draw proportions at Luitpold-Gymnasium München- Leistungskurs Kunsterziehung.

1 comment:

  1. This blog is really interesting! I think you would enjoy my drawings and illustrations :)

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