Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Proportions of the Antinous du Belvedere

Description: 1. « PLANCHE XXXIV. Proportions de la statue d’Antinoüs. Cette figure a de hauteur sept têtes, deux nez, en supposant qu’elle fût droite. Fig. 1. L’Antinoüs, vû par-devant. 2. Le même, vû par derriere. 3. Le pié droit, vû de face. 4. L’autre pié, vû de face. 5. & 6. La même figure vûe des deux côtés. 7. La tête. 8. Le nez, la bouche. 9. 10. etc; 11. Les piés, vûs de différens côtés. »

Description: 1. "PLATE XXXIV. Proportions of the statue of Antinous. This figure is seven heads high, two noses, assuming she was right. Fig. 1. The Antinous, given in front. 2. The same, seen from behind. 3. The foot right, front view. 4. The other foot, front view. 5. & 6. The same figure seen on both sides. 7. Head. 8. The nose, mouth. 9. 10. etc.; 11. The Feet, seen from different sides. "

From the site Le projet Utpictura  

Antinous du Belvedere from Pierre Bouillon's Musee des Antiques. Some  prints from Pierre Bouillon's Musee des Antiques are for sale on Ebay. The book was published in 1811

French Wikipedia article.

Another site about Antinous.

The greek god Hermes (Mercurius for the Romans) in the Pio-Clementine Museum is a 1st century Roman copy of the Greek 4th century BCE original from the Praxiteles school.

Venus du Capitole, Antinous du Belvedere and Venus d'Aries from A collection of etchings from the most celebrated ancient and modern productions in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Italian and French schools, from originals preserved in the Louvre, Paris: By Charles Paul Landon, Charles Pierre Joseph Normand

 Proportions of Statue of Antinous from Neue Lehre von den Proportionen des menschlichen Körpers: by Adolf Zeising

Wikipedia entry

Postcards from the Roman version

Print from Thomassin's book, postcard of the Museum at Delphi version


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Venus from Pierre Bouillon's Musee des Antiques

Venus Victorieuse, Venus Genitrix, Venus de Melos

Some of these prints from Pierre Bouillon's Musee des Antiques are for sale on Ebay. The book was published in 1811

From Description des antiques du Musée National du Louvre By Frédéric Clarac

Le Musée des Antiques a aussi été dessiné et gravé à Veau-forte et à l'effet, avec un rare talent, par M. Pierre Bouillon. Il a été publié, de 1811 —1827, en 3 vol. grand in-folio, contenant 47 livraisons , chacune à 40 fr. et à 20 fr., de 6 planches. C'est le seul ouvrage de ce genre et de
cette importance dessiné et gravé par la môme main.

(The Museum of Antiquities has also been designed and engraved Full-Calf, with rare talent, by Mr. Pierre Bouillon. It has been reported, 1811 -1827, 3 vol. large folio, containing 47 deliveries each at 40 fr. and 20 fr., 6 plates. It is the only book of its kind and this size designed and engraved by the same hand.)

Hellenistic and Roman Ideal Sculpture: The Allure of the Classical Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paul Murry

Paul Murray was a Disney comic book artist. He started his career working at the Walt Disney Studios. During his time there he was an assistant to legendary animator Fred Moore. Link to a biography.

The drawing on the left is from Sekvenskonst - The blog of Joakim Gunnarsson.

Another biography.

Left Nude Blue Heels, right The Nearsighted Robin from Comic Art Fans.

Two more drawings by Paul Murry, also from Sekvenskonst.

Link to the comic strip Buck O'Rue by Paul Murray and Mickey Mouse Comics by Paul Murray.

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity (Great Comics Artists Series)Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fred Moore

Fred Moore was credited with redesigning Mickey and with designing the centaurettes in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

The first two pictures here are from a blog called Fred Moore's Archive. The third is from the Channel Frederator Blog.

Another illustration is at The Blackwing Diaries, another one here.

And more girls at Scribble Junkies.

A color drawing is at Mayerson on Animation.

The next image is from The Cartoon Cave.

The last drawing is for sale on Ebay.

Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition)Animation (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)

The Art of the Disney PrincessLearn to Draw Disney Princesses (Disney Learn-to-Draw)Learn to Draw the Fairies of Pixie Hollow (Disney Fairies)

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