The objective of the first year is to give students solid foundations of human anatomy , in particular of osteology. Bone structure is studied using a synthetic-geometric approach to allow easy decoding in the external morphology of the living model.
The geometric approach of the anatomical study will help not only to solve, in a conscious way, a complex transposition of a tri-dimensional figure on a bi-dimensional surface, but also to acquire a spatial reasoning such as to lay the foundation for the design of pure invention.
Lessons will have practical demonstrations made by the teacher, a Lab design phase and correction of all exercises.
Knowledge of the whole bone and joint structure of the human skeletal structure and capacity for geometric simplification.
Knowledge of main proportions and bone structure inclinations and ability to graphic re-proposition from different observation points.
Conscious use of acquired anatomic knowledge in life drawing.
Methods of evaluation
The exam is divided into a practical part and an oral part.
The practical part consists in life drawing of a living model and in drawing, without reference, of the human skeletal structure.
The oral part focuses on knowledge of the human skeletal structure. All exercises made in class and all assignments will also be evaluated.
LA FIGURA – Walt Reed – LA BIBLIOTECA DI D&D
STRUTTURA UOMO vol. 1 – Lolli, Zocchetta, Peretti – Neri Pozza
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS – Gottfried Bammes – Search Press
FIGURE DRAWING DESIGN AND INVENTION – Michael Hampton