Sunday, September 29, 2013

Warren B. Davis - Figurative Artist

Drawing of a female by Warren B. Davis, 1865-1928.  He studied at the Art Student's League and published in Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Wikipedia. The drawing above is for sale on Ebay.

Artprice listing for a nude by Warren B. Davis.

More images at Figureworks.
Nine Nudes by Warren B. Davis at One Objectivists Art Object of the Day

Another image at Liveauctioneers.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A. Calavas - Studies for the Use of Artists

A. Calavas published “Studies for the Use of Artists” (or "Album d'Etudes et Poses`")around 1880.  Calavas was the editor, not the photographer. The photograph shown above is for sale on Ebay.
More photos by A. Calavas at Past to Present.
Another image of a male model at Artnet.
3 more at Galleria de Desnudos

Art Models 8: Practical Poses for the Working Artist (Art Models series)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Amy Crehore

Figure paintings by Amy Crehore.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

External Anatomy

Lithograph from The Anatomy of the External Forms of Man, Intended for the Use of Artists, Painters and Sculptors by Doctor J. Fau, Lithographed by M. Leveille'.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Joseph Emmanuël Gauguin - Apollino


An academic drawing of Apollo by Joseph Emmanuël Gauguin. The drawing is likely based on the Apollino cour Carree in the Louvre.

Here's a modern reproduction Hans Effenberger.

The French copies may be based on Giorgio Sommer's sculpture of Apollo in Florence, the Apollino or Medici Apollo (left).

A bronze copy from the 18th century in the Walters Art Museum (right).

The drawing shown here is for sale on Ebay.

There are similar sculptures such as the Lycian Apollo in the Louvre.
Above is an engraving of the sculpture from The George Glazer Gallery, and another view of the sculpture in the Louvre.

The type of Apollo Statue is based on a first century BCE of a sculpted figure with the hand resting on the head. Wikipedia entry about the Lycean Apollo

Another version attributed to Francesco Righetti

The Apollino was one of the sculptures Dr. Schadow used to develop his study of he proportions of ideal heads on Plate 19 in The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Bodyand Lessons on Foreshortening

The Louvre Nude Sculptures (English and French Edition)

The Louvre Sculpture

La Sculpture française (French Edition)
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