This book contains clear drawings of every muscle needed for drawing artistic anatomy. It should be considered a reference book for just that reason and will be used often by those seeking to understand the subject. There will be many times in your drawing journey when you will want to check an individual muscle to see it clearly. This is the best book for that use. The anatomic study can get complex, so having a clear and simple resource is a must. Bring this book with you to figure drawing sessions so you have a leg up!
From the publisher: “Artistic Anatomy is widely acknowledged to be the greatest book of its kind since the Renaissance. The original French edition, now a rare collector’s item, was published in 1889 and was probably used as a resource by Renoir, Braque, Degas, Bazille, and many others. The English-language edition, first published 35 years ago, brings together the nineteenth century’s greatest teacher of artistic anatomy, Paul Richer, and the twentieth century’s most renowned teacher of anatomy and figure drawing, Robert Beverly Hale, who translated and edited the book for the modern reader. Now Watson-Guptill is proud to reissue this dynamic classic with an anniversary sticker, sure to inspire drawing students well into our century.”