Friday, December 30, 2011

Proportions of the Female Figure


These illustrations of female proportions are from an article by Adrian Brewer in a 1927 art instruction book titled Modern Illustrating Including Cartooning published by Federal Schools, Inc. The Federal Schools later became Art Instruction Schools (The Draw Me school of match book cover fame), which now offers course online.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Antonio Francesco Gori



Antonio Francesco Gori (1691 – 1757) started work on the Museum Florentinum, a comprehensive visual record of the Medici and other collections in Florence of antiquities of all kinds; the project eventually extended to twelve folio volumes, published 1731-1766. Pictured are front and back views of Dei Praestitis Signumex Aere.

Link to the home page of the seller, the engravings are for sale on Ebay

More links

 Le Museum De Florence: Ou, Collection Des Pierres Gravées, Statues, Médailles Et Peintures, Qui Se Trouvent À Florence, Principalement Dans Le Cabinet ... De Toscane, Volumes 5-6... (French Edition)

Le Museum De Florence: Ou, Collection Des Pierres Gravées, Statues, Médailles Et Peintures, Qui Se Trouvent À Florence, Principalement Dans Le Cabinet ... Duc De Toscane, Volume 8... (French Edition)
 

A book titled Callimachus Hymns and Epigrams published in 1755 included three engraved illustrations of statues all of which were copied in reverse from Antonio Francisco Gori’s Museum Florentinum.

Gori's Museum Etruscum and Museum Florentinum are both listed at rarebooksandautographs.com




 Another page of plates from the book, the George Glazer Gallery.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Figure Drawing for Fashion Design

Drawing of proportions of a figure for fashion design from Figure Drawing for Fashion Design by Elisabetta Drudi.



Figure Drawing for Fashion Design (Pepin Press Design Books)

Wrap & Drape Fashion


Dibujo de Figurines Para El Diseno De Moda Masculina

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Trude Schiebl


The drawing is available on Ebay. 1910 drawing by an Austrian Artist.

Joseph Mattersberger


Grundregeln der Proportion des Menschen was comprised of 11 plates published by Joseph Mattersberger in 1805. Wikipedia entry. Small thumbnails at Peter Gerlach's site. He was a sculptor and published his work on proportions while he was teaching in Breslau.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Corrupt Legislation by Elihu Vedder

Here's some info about this painting in the Library of Congress. Wikipedia link

Studies for the figures:






Elihu Vedder: American Visionary Artist in Rome

Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra


Giullio Ferrario: "Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra " published in Milano between 1816 - 1827. Shown ia an original aquatint by Paolo Fumagalli. Combat of the Botocudos, South American Indians of Eastern Brazil, also known as Aimorés.

The print is available on Ebay.

Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra Volume 1

Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra Volume 2

Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra Volume 5


 Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra Volume 7 Part 1

  Il Costume Antico e Moderno di tutti I Popoli Della Terra Volume 9 Part 2
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