Anatomy for Artists: Intro

Professor Clara Lieu introduces the first of a series of videos explaining basics of anatomy for artists. Prof Lieu explains the reasoning behind why understanding the fundamentals of human anatomy are extremely useful for figurative artists. Using examples from art history, contemporary art, and her own artworks, Prof Lieu talks about the many challenges of learning anatomy, how do you strike a balance between the technical aspects of anatomy and the creative side of creating figurative artwork? What drawing exercises and drawing habits can you form to enhance your knowledge of anatomy? Do proportion systems, measurements, rulers, and figure diagrams help or hurt the artistic process?

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