978-0-7064-0243-8 / 9780706402438

Anatomy for the Artist


Publisher:Octopus Books



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Professor Barcsay (1900-1988), who taught applied anatomy at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts, offers a detailed portrayal of the human body for the fine artist in 142 full-page plates, illustrating magnificently a subject that has fascinated artists for centuries. It contains anatomical terms, details of the skeleton, joints, form and function of muscles, bones of the upper limb, joints and movements of the bones of the upper limb, the form of the arm in general, muscles of the upper limb, muscular system of the upper limb and its function, similarly for the lower limb the trunk plus muscles of the neck, the neck in movement, the bones of the skull, connections and movements of the skull bones, the facial angle, articulations and movements of the spinal column and the skull, muscles of the head, eye, mouth, nose and ear, proportion of the parts of the body, osseous and muscular system of the human body, proportional differences of the male and female body, female breast, the centre of gravity, contrapposto, movements, simple delineations of movements.

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