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INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE. A look at how artists use the human figure to create meaning. Artists have been drawing the human figure for thousands of years. They didn’t really worry about drawing realistically they simplified and stylized the human figure so it was more symbolic.

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Introduction to drawing the human figure

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE.

A look at how artists use the human figure to create meaning.



Introduction to drawing the human figure
They didn’t really worry about drawing realistically they simplified and stylized the human figure so it was more symbolic.


The egyptians got a little more detailed but the figures were still very symbolic
The simplified and stylized the human figure so it was more symbolic.Egyptians got a little more detailed but the figures were still very symbolic.





Introduction to drawing the human figure
Michelangelo actually cut up dead bodies to study the anatomy. The result was much more realistic figures.

The figures were still very idealized.



Introduction to drawing the human figure

After the invention of the camera artists wanted to do more than just capture a likeness. They wanted to use the human figure to create meaning.

Artworks by Marc Chagall


Introduction to drawing the human figure

Artworks by Alberto Giacometti than just capture a likeness. They wanted to use the human figure to create meaning.


Introduction to drawing the human figure
In fact, in many ways we came full circle, we now use the human figure in art much more as a symbol, like our cave dwelling ancestors.


Artist today use the human figure in a variety of ways
Artist today use the human figure in a variety of ways. human figure in art much more as a symbol, like our cave dwelling ancestors.

  • Sandy Skoglund uses the human figure as part of her installations.


Ron mueck creates incredible large realistic representation
Ron human figure in art much more as a symbol, like our cave dwelling ancestors.Mueck creates incredible large realistic representation.


A little creepy but amazing
A little creepy but amazing. human figure in art much more as a symbol, like our cave dwelling ancestors.


Introduction to drawing the human figure

Artworks by: human figure in art much more as a symbol, like our cave dwelling ancestors.YinnkaShonibare


So what will you create
So, what will you create… human figure in art much more as a symbol, like our cave dwelling ancestors.

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