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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Anatomy for Sculptors, Understanding the H…Figure. Daniel Kois. Uldis Zarins Project Director: Sandis Kondrats Layout and Graphic Designer:
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In the sand sculpting community, with whom Uldis and Sandis place of the form, he had studied muscles. The support of the Seattle Latvian He found that all of these books were equally boring, with community was very special while working on the project. Then he asked himself the question: It took Academy Studies him 11 years of classical art studies, over international sculpting festivals, symposiums and exhibitions in 9 years After college, Uldis enrolled in the Art Academy of Latvia and the past 4 years spent on reading books, researching Latvijas Makslas Akademija.
There, same as in college, human anatomy, and creating illustrations for this book to emphasis was placed on exercises, not on the understanding come to life. Each time Uldis created a new sculpture, he made preparations, not only to arrange the frame and the edge, but also drew a small paper sketch where he could analyze the form in an understandable way.
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Need an account? Click here to sign up. Subsequently it was copied into Greek art where it persisted into the Classical Greek period. Figure 3 Egyptian figure. The Vatican Museums, Rome. In the Archaic period, the difference in the portrayal of the human and the divine became blurred. The Greeks saw their gods in completely human guise, nude like their athletes, different only in their godlike superior looks, strength and stature. Thus the kouroi came to be known as Apollos, and when depicted as aged, they were called Zeus Carpenter, c.
The convincing muscular structure of the kouroi from the Apollo sanctuary on Mount Ptoon in Boeatia B. Emulating the Egyptian tradition, both arms are pendant in the kouroi, held close to the thighs with clenched fists and the thumb pointing downwards.
Both feet are flat on the ground, the knees rigid and the left leg slightly advanced Carpenter, d. Egyptian art inspired the size, pose and type of kouroi, but its nudity was a Greek innovation.
Bonfante, Anatomy thus became paramount in Greek statuary. Acquiring knowledge of surface anatomy was not difficult, thanks to the bodies observed in the gymnasiums and the Olympics. In spite of this ready knowledge, the body was not shown in its natural proportion but based on theory. Parts of the body were treated as separate entities with no understanding of the coherent whole.
Prior to the kouros, anatomical features other than the rib cage, pectoral, and shoulder blades were sketchy or absent. The organic interrelation is still not present in the kouros and has not completely moved away from the rectangular block from which it was made. Boardman, b. In the sixth century the kouroi show more realism, though they are still static and with little change in proportions or stance.
Anatomy is more accurately rendered. Sinews and muscles, which had been rendered by grooves and ridges incised to differentiate anatomical features, show more subtle and realistic modeling.
Examples are the indentations of the rectus abdominis and the asymmetry of the vasti muscles of the leg. These accomplishments became possible by acquisition of advanced skill that allowed integration of various features into a holistic figure Boardman, c. Was the sculptor after a more realistic anatomical representation?
If he was, he could have sculpted obviously observable features, such as the eye, realistically. He only needed to look around and copy what he saw.
Archaic Greek artists were not interested in representational art. They were still following the old Geometric formula for composition of individual parts, seen from a frontal view, and were presenting images to be read, not compared with life. The progress towards realism was not by design or accident, but by gradual evolution Boardman, d. An artist's work is the combination of lessons learned, nature observed, and his artistic intent. The Egyptian influence that took the artist away from the rendering of the Geometric age made figures basic symbols for effective communication.
Another century elapsed before realism was sought and desired. It may have been due to the difficulty of carving the transition from the mouth to the cheek. The archaic kouroi were made to be viewed from the front. The figure is divided into two equal halves by a rigid central vertical axis passing through the sagittal plane. This axis shows no flexure, torsion or inclination of the torso.
Under the conditions, any modifications to suggest action that might impart a living stance to the statue was not possible, except in the turning of the arm or advancement of the leg Ridder and Deonna b.
To prevent breakage, the arms and legs were not totally separated. The unnatural stance and the rigidity of the body was a combination of the ineptness of the artist and the concept of the body as an ideogram, a geometrical abstraction Ridder and Deonna, c.
Being limited to a frontal view was a blessing in disguise. The artists, instead, were free to strive for more normal anatomical features. This explains the differences between the earlier Sounion kouroi ca. Within and Without The external appearance of the living human body reflects its interior as it molds the elastic covering of the skin. In the Egyptian figures and early kouroi, lacking the technique and the finesse, various bodily features were shown as linear inscriptions.
It is this dichotomy between the voluminal shape of the living and the linear design that gives the archaic sculpture its peculiar quality Carpenter, c. Grooves and ridges, incised from without, indicate anatomical details.
These incised traits remain on the surface instead of penetrating deeper and becoming part of the body. In the late kouroi the elastic skin is molded from within by the underlying bones and muscles. The incised surface treatment is an influence of the technique used on Phoenician metal bowls to show the animals. This incisive technique was the first step in the evolution from the outline to the full black figure drawings Markoe, Similarly, the incisions depicting anatomical features were the initial steps, which evolved into the molding of anatomical features on the body.
The archaic kouros may seem stiff to us, but at the time it must have appeared as daring and innovative. The forward left leg was a promise of mobility and of potential action Ridgway, d.
The sculptor realizes that the human being needs to keep itself in equilibrium, not only while walking but even when standing and so axial rigidity is softened by subtle, asymmetric equilibrium for potential movement. The older Sounion kuoroi achieved equilibrium in balancing its mass of inert material but lacked anatomical balance of a living figure in motion, or on the verge of motion as seen in those of the later Ptoon group.
The measurable ratios have been greatly altered.
The facial features are smaller in relation to the head, which in turn is smaller in relation to the body. The latter is more robust in comparison to the height. The hips are relatively broader than the waist. The upper and lower legs are in proportion Carpenter, e. Figure 4 Sounion kouros. National Archeological Museum, Florence. In examples from the Sounion group, the concept of the form is abstract and geometrical.
The general shape of the figure displays four surfaces of a rectangular block. The proportions of the figure are not anatomically correct. The aim is not realism but a simplified concept of the human figure.
Examples from the Ptoon group show the stance as less rigid and there is greater freedom of form. The various parts are well molded and conceived in the round.
Here one sees the first break with the formula of frontality and symmetrical construction, which had characterized anatomy from the Egyptian to Archaic Greek art. Stance The stance is rigidly frontal in the early Sounion. In the later Ptoon the hip and the buttock of the supporting leg is slightly elevated, foreshadowing the rhythmic movement of the body in the Early Classical period the Kritios Boy and beyond.
The advances from the Sounion to the Ptoon show not only an increase in the knowledge of anatomy but also advanced proficiency in stone carving. The linearity was due to proportions and well defined boundaries, which can be measured exactly Carpenter, f.
A more free interpretation was not acceptable as it would be at odds with the numerical canon. It was a period of part exaltation at continually mastering new techniques and part frustration at techniques found wanting.
Specific Observations A very detailed analysis of the anatomical features of the various groups and of an individual kouros can be found in the extensive work by Gisela Richter A few intriguing comparisons are listed here. Head As time progressed, the foreheads became higher and the skulls more rounded.
The cheek bones are better modelled and attention has been given to the ear Cook, Eyes In the Sounion the eyes are large, almond shaped, and extend the entire width of the face. They are smaller in Ptoon and set further apart and correctly tilted downwards Carpenter, e. Neck The sternocleidomastoid and the trapezius muscles are absent or stylized. In Ptoon the rendition is correct. Torso The vertebral column is straight in the Sounion but shows the normal primary and secondary curvatures in the Ptoon.
The separation, in the midline, between the pectoralis major muscles is incised in the Sounion but properly modelled in the Ptoon.