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By Valerie L. Winslow

After greater than thirty years of study and instructing, artist Valerie Winslow has compiled her exact equipment of drawing human anatomy into one groundbreaking quantity: Classic Human Anatomy. This long-awaited booklet presents basic, insightful techniques to the complicated topic of human anatomy, utilizing drawings, diagrams, and reader-friendly textual content. 3 significant sections–the skeletal shape, the muscular shape and motion of the muscle tissue, and movement–break the fabric down into easy-to-understand items. greater than 800 exact illustrations element the circulation and activities of the bones and muscle tissues, and certain charts exhibit the origins and insertions of the muscle mass. full of a rare wealth of data, Classic Human Anatomy is bound to develop into a brand new vintage of artwork guideline.

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In Serov’s pictures, the painting of the human face was, as yet, substantially different from that of the landscape or interior. In Girl with Peaches, Vera Mamontova’s head is painted in smooth tenuous strokes, where the form and colour coincide completely, whereas in the blouse and the bow they do not. Serov often uses large areas of pure colour, particularly black, which the French Impressionists did their best to avoid. But perhaps the most distinctive feature of Serov’s art, compared to French Impressionism, is his unfeigned interest in the inner life of the model, an interest that continued to be the proud prerogative of Russian art in the 1870s and 1880s despite the new tasks it had to face.

During the mid-1890s, Serov becomes an extremely popular, one might even say fashionable, portraitist. He receives a number of commissions. He does portraits of members of high society and of the royal family, but his new protagonists do not bring the artist satisfaction – he fails to find any lofty human qualities in them. It is rather the painterly aspect of the task that interests Serov. He evolves his own style in formal portraiture. One of the most brilliant formal portraits of that period is indisputably the Portrait of Grand Duke Pavel Alexandrovich (p.

He now professes new principles in the very approach to his task. He does not let himself be swamped by reality, does not proceed from a spontaneous perception of nature, rejects all fortuitous elements in the model’s aspect, and avoids any haphazard combinations in the compositional Portrait of Isaac Ilyich Levitan, 1893. Oil on canvas, 82 x 86 cm. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. 52 and colour arrangements of the picture. Serov evolves his own method of “computation”, of construction, of well-thought-out organisation.

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